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Colombia
Practice Relating to Rule 23. Location of Military Objectives outside Densely Populated Areas
Colombia’s Operational Law Manual (2009) states:
3. Fundamental guarantees and IHL principles
These guarantees have been embodied in principles that guide behaviour during situations of hostilities and must be observed throughout all military operations:
- Principle of precautions in attack: … [T]he Constitutional Court has held that “among the main expressions of the principle of precaution are: … (vi) the obligation to avoid locating military objectives within or near densely populated areas.” 
Colombia, Manual de Derecho Operacional Manual FF.MM. 3-41 Público, Primera Edición 2009, Comando General de las Fuerzas Militares, aprobado por el Comandante General de las Fuerzas Armadas por Disposición Número 056, 7 December 2009, pp. 36–39.
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In 2007, in the Constitutional Case No. C-291/07, the Plenary Chamber of Colombia’s Constitutional Court stated:
The precautionary principle is the cornerstone of a number of specific rules which are considered to have attained customary status and to be applicable in internal armed conflicts … Among these rules is … the obligation to avoid, to the extent feasible, locating military objectives within or near densely populated areas. 
Colombia, Constitutional Court, Constitutional Case No. C-291/07, Judgment of 25 April 2007, pp. 99–100.
[footnote in original omitted]
The Report on the Practice of Colombia states that if the location of police units may generate danger for the civilian population, their redeployment is considered advisable. 
Report on the Practice of Colombia, 1998, Chapter 1.7.