Practice Relating to Rule 6. Civilians’ Loss of Protection from Attack
Section B. Presence of combatants among the civilian population
In 2007, in the Constitutional Case No. C-291/07, the Plenary Chamber of Colombia’s Constitutional Court stated:
A population shall be considered to be a “civilian population” if it is predominantly civilian in nature. The term “civilian population” comprises every civilian person. The presence of members of the armed forces or irregular armed groups, persons hors de combat
, persons actively involved in the conflict or any other person who does not come within the definition of “civilian” does not deprive the population of its civilian character.