Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 36. Demilitarized Zones
Section A. Establishment of demilitarized zones
The Report on the Practice of Colombia notes that the government has ordered the demilitarization of certain regions of the country in order to enable a constructive dialogue to be developed concerning the demobilization and reintegration of armed opposition groups. Another purpose of these zones is to carry out humanitarian operations, such as the release of persons deprived of freedom. 
Report on the Practice of Colombia, 1998, Chapter 1.8.