Practice Relating to Rule 7. The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
Section E. Attacks against civilian means of transportation
According to Cameroon’s Disciplinary Regulations (1975), it is prohibited to attack “the crew and passengers of civil aircraft”.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) states: “Belligerents must … distinguish between military and civilian aircraft … As a result, only enemy military aircraft may be attacked; civilian, private or commercial aircraft may only be intercepted.”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states in a section on “Armed Operations in the Air”:
“During hostilities, belligerents must ensure a distinction between military and civilian aircraft.”