Practice Relating to Rule 90. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states: “Combatants who surrender must not be subjected to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment.”
The manual also states:
The following acts constitute grave breaches [of IHL]:
a) … torture or inhuman treatment;
b) intentionally causing great suffering or grave infringements of physical or psychological integrity;
c) inhuman or degrading practices which result in outrages upon personal dignity.
Cameroon’s Penal Code (1967), as amended in 1997, states that torture may not be justified in any circumstance, including a state of war or internal political instability.