Practice Relating to Rule 32. Humanitarian Relief Objects
Under Colombia’s Penal Code (2000), attacking objects necessary for the assistance and relief of the civilian population is a punishable offence.
In 2007, in the Constitutional Case No. C-291/07, the Plenary Chamber of Colombia’s Constitutional Court stated:
International humanitarian law, in its treaty and customary form applicable in internal armed conflicts, provides for the special protection of certain categories of persons and property particularly vulnerable to the effects of war. The main categories of persons and objects specially protected [include] … humanitarian relief … objects.