Practice Relating to Rule 1. The Principle of Distinction between Civilians and Combatants
Section A. The principle of distinction
Burundi’s Regulations on International Humanitarian Law (2007) states: “In order to spare the civilian population … the parties to an [armed] conflict must at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants”.
The Regulations also states: “A clear distinction must be made between combatants and civilians”.