Related Rule
Ecuador
Practice Relating to Rule 23. Location of Military Objectives outside Densely Populated Areas
Ecuador’s Naval Manual (1989) states: “Any party to an armed conflict must separate military activities and installations from areas of noncombatant concentration.” 
Ecuador, Aspectos Importantes del Derecho Internacional Marítimo que Deben Tener Presente los Comandantes de los Buques, Academia de Guerra Naval, 1989, § 11.2.