Related Rule
Guinea
Practice Relating to Rule 1. The Principle of Distinction between Civilians and Combatants
Guinea’s Soldier’s Manual (2010), under the heading “Principles of the law of war”, states:
The law of [w]ar rests on three fundamental principles:
1. Principle of distinction
Principle of distinction defines:
- who … can be attacked;
- who … cannot be attacked.
NB: For a soldier, the principle of distinction is the most important one. 
Guinea, Soldier’s Manual, Ministry of National Defence, 2010, p. 2.
Guinea’s Soldier’s Manual (2010) states: “Fight only combatants.” 
Guinea, Soldier’s Manual, Ministry of National Defence, 2010, p. 3; see also p. 15.
Guinea’s Soldier’s Manual (2010) states: “Spare civilian persons.” 
Guinea, Soldier’s Manual, Ministry of National Defence, 2010, p. 3.