Practice Relating to Rule 9. Definition of Civilian Objects
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book I (Basic instruction):
II.1 Protected persons and objects
- Civilian objects
: objects which are not regarded as military objectives. For example: a school, a dwelling, a granary, a civilian means of transportation, etc.
In Book III, Volume 1 (Instruction of first-year trainee officers), the Teaching Manual provides:
III.1. Civilian objects
By civilian objects, one means all objects which are not military objectives. …
One can cite as examples of civilian objects:
- buildings and installations used by civilians, as long as they are not used for military purposes, for example houses, apartment buildings, hospitals, factories and workshops producing goods devoid of military significance;
- offices, markets, warehouses, farms, schools, museums, places of worship and other similar buildings, as well as means of transport such as civilian aircraft, cars, trains and buses;
- foodstuffs and areas for the production of foodstuffs, springs, wells, water conveyance works and reservoirs.