Practice Relating to Rule 10. Civilian Objects’ Loss of Protection from Attack
Colombia’s Instructors’ Manual (1999) states: “Objects which are normally civilian can, depending on the military situation, be converted into military objectives (for example a house or a bridge used for tactical purposes by the defender and therefore liable to attack).”
The Report on the Practice of Colombia refers to a decision of the Council of State which considered that when civilian means of transportation are used by combatants they become military objectives.
Colombia’s Instructors’ Manual (1999) states: “In case of doubt all objects which are normally dedicated to civilian purposes must be considered civilian.”