Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section C. Simulation of being disabled by injuries or sickness
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book I (Basic instruction):
… The following acts are regarded as perfidy:
- the feigning of being hors de combat
In Book III, Volume 1 (Instruction of first-year trainee officers), the Teaching Manual provides:
IHL prohibits recourse to perfidy with the aim to kill, injure or capture an enemy.
Regarded as perfidy is any act which appeals to the good faith of the enemy, with the intention to deceive him, and with the aim to make him believe that he is entitled to receive, or has the obligation to give, protection provided by the rules of IHL.
The following acts are examples of perfidy:
- feigning of an incapacitation by wounds or sickness.