Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 39. Use of Cultural Property for Military Purposes
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders): “Specially protected establishments [including cultural property] must remain untouched and no [armed] person may enter them. Their content and actual use may be checked through an inspection.”
In Volume 3 (Instruction for non-commissioned officers studying for the level 1 and 2 certificates and for future officers of the criminal police), the manual states:
Specially protected objects [including cultural property] may not:
- be turned into a military objective;
- be used for military ends;
The immunity of generally protected cultural property may be lifted only in case of imperative military necessity.
The immunity of specially protected cultural property may be lifted only in exceptional cases of unavoidable military necessity.