Practice Relating to Rule 110. Treatment and Care of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
Cameroon’s Disciplinary Regulations (1975) states: “When circumstances so permit, the wounded, sick and shipwrecked shall be … cared for.”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) states: “Wounded enemy combatants shall be cared for.”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006), under the heading “Rules for Conduct in Combat”, states: “Wounded enemy combatants: care for them; … turn them over to your superior or to the closest medical personnel.”
The manual, under the heading “The Sick, Wounded [and] Shipwrecked”, also states:
In case the wounded have been abandoned by the enemy, the [capturing] unit in question must leave a part of its medical personnel and its medical equipment behind to continue to care for them if the tactical situation permits. In this context, the aforementioned victims must be registered.
The manual further states: “If war correspondents are wounded, sick or shipwrecked, they equally benefit from the protection granted to combatants”.
Cameroon’s Disciplinary Regulations (2007) states: “Every soldier must: … collect, protect and care for the wounded, sick and shipwrecked as far as operational circumstances permit.”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states: “In the domain of medical activities, only reasons of medical urgency authorize a priority in the order of care.”