Related Rule
Ecuador
Practice Relating to Rule 2. Violence Aimed at Spreading Terror among the Civilian Population
Ecuador’s Naval Manual (1989) states: “The civilian population as such, as well as individual civilians, may not be the object of attack or of threats or acts of intentional terrorization.” 
Ecuador, Aspectos Importantes del Derecho Internacional Marítimo que Deben Tener Presente los Comandantes de los Buques, Academia de Guerra Naval, 1989, § 11.3.
The manual also states that “bombardment for the sole purpose of attacking and terrorizing the civilian population” constitutes a war crime. 
Ecuador, Aspectos Importantes del Derecho Internacional Marítimo que Deben Tener Presente los Comandantes de los Buques, Academia de Guerra Naval, 1989, § 6.2.5.