Practice Relating to Rule 36. Demilitarized Zones
Section B. Attacks on demilitarized zones
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states that it is prohibited to attack “protected zones or areas”.
The manual also states: “Military operations must be maintained at a distance from … demilitarized zones.”
The manual further states that attacks on “demilitarized zones” are a grave breach of the 1977 Additional Protocol I and thus a war crime.