Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 96. Hostage-Taking
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 1 (Basic and team leader instruction) that “the taking of hostages … [is] prohibited.”
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: “Causing harm to life, health or physical or mental well-being, for example through … hostage-taking … , is prohibited.”
The Central African Republic’s Disciplinary Regulations (2009) states: “During combat, it is also prohibited for servicemen to … take hostages”.