Practice Relating to Rule 1. The Principle of Distinction between Civilians and Combatants
Section C. Attacks against civilians
The Report on the Practice of Botswana states that Article 51 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I outlaws all attacks against civilians.
In addition, on the basis of an interview with a retired army general, the report notes that Botswana’s military personnel would comply with the provisions of Article 13 of the 1977 Additional Protocol II if an internal armed conflict arose.