Practice Relating to Rule 121. Location of Internment and Detention Centres
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book III, Volume 1 (Instruction of first-year trainee officers):
Chapter 3. Identification
IV.8. Prisoner-of-war camps
In order to improve their safety, prisoner-of-war camps should be clearly marked by the protective sign PG [prisonnier de guerre] or PW [prisoner of war] … In principle, the parties exchange information concerning the location of prisoner-of-war camps, again, for reasons of safety.
Chapter 4. Behaviour in action
III.3. Identification of prisoners or war
… In all events, according to the law, prisoners of war must be evacuated so that they are out of danger as quickly as possible.
The main objective of evacuation is to allow prisoners of war to escape from the immediate danger in the battle zone. They must therefore be sent as far as possible towards the rear and in the meantime must not be exposed unnecessarily to danger.
In Book IV (Instruction of heads of division and company commanders), the Teaching Manual provides:
II.2.6. Evacuation of POWs [prisoners of war]
Prisoners of war shall be evacuated from the combat zone and removed from any zone of danger as quickly as possible. The only exception concerns those who, owing to wounds or sickness, would run greater risks by being evacuated.