Central African Republic
Practice Relating to Rule 7. The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
Section C. Attacks against civilian objects in general
The Central African Republic’s Instructor’s Manual (1999) states in Volume 1 (Basic and team leader instruction) that the 1977 Additional Protocols “require all parties to a conflict and combatants to refrain from attacking … civilian objects”.
In Volume 2 (Instruction for group and patrol leaders), the manual states: “Parties to a conflict must at all times … spare … civilian objects.”
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 civilian objects] may not:
- be turned into a military objective;
- be used for military ends;
- be attacked.
In Volume 3, the manual also states: “The following prohibitions must be respected: attacking … civilian objects as a deliberate method of combat.”