Practice Relating to Rule 17. Choice of Means and Methods of Warfare
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book II (Instruction of non-commissioned officers and officers):
I.2 Duties of the non-commissioned officer or officer
Before the action, the non-commissioned officer or officer must:
- plan the action to be undertaken to make it successful (route of attack which poses the fewest risks for non-combatants).
In Book III, Volume 1 (Instruction of first-year trainee officers), the Teaching Manual provides:
IV.1.1. Obligations in the planning of offensive actions
In the preparation of an attack, a combatant must:
- carefully consider the tactics, weapon systems and munitions to be employed. He will take all precautions possible to avoid or at least to limit as much as possible the losses or damage inflicted on civilians or on civilian objects.