Practice Relating to Rule 8. Definition of Military Objectives
South Africa’s LOAC Manual (1996) states that military objectives include “the armed forces, with the exception of medical and religious personnel and objects”.
South Africa’s Revised Civic Education Manual (2004) states that “military objectives” include “the armed forces, with the exception of medical and religious personnel”.
South Africa’s LOAC Teaching Manual (2008) states:
Military objectives include the following
- The armed forces, except medical service and religious personnel and objects.
The manual also states:
Military objectives are combatants, and those objects which by their nature, location, purpose or use make an effective contribution to military action and whose total or partial destruction, capture or neutralisation offers a definite military advantage.