Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Guinea’s Soldier’s Manual (2010), under the heading “Enemy combatants who surrender”, states: “Spare them.”
Under the heading “Distinctive signs” and in a section on “Flag of … combatants who surrender”, the manual also states: “Respect those bearing … these signs.”
Under the heading “Rules of conduct in combat”, the manual also states:
4. Do not fight enemies hors de combat or those who surrender. …
5. … [P]rotect … the wounded and sick.
Guinea’s Disciplinary Regulations (2012) states:
Military personnel in combat are prohibited from:
- firing on, wounding or killing an enemy who surrenders or who is captured or with whom a ceasefire has been agreed;
- refusing an unconditional surrender.