Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 145. Reprisals
Section A. Definition and purpose of reprisals
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 3 (Instruction for non-commissioned officers studying for the level 1 and 2 certificates and for future officers of the criminal police): “Reprisals are permitted under customary law if they are made in response to an unlawful act of war. Reprisals may be made only if: … directed only against combatants and military objectives.”
The manual also states: “The following prohibitions must be respected: … launching reprisals against protected persons and objects”.
The Central African Republic’s Disciplinary Regulations of the Armed Forces (2009) states: “During combat, it is also prohibited for servicemen to … use reprisals”.