Related Rule
New Zealand
Practice Relating to Rule 23. Location of Military Objectives outside Densely Populated Areas
New Zealand’s Military Manual (1992) states: “The Parties to the conflict shall, to the maximum extent feasible, … avoid locating military objectives within or near densely populated areas.” 
New Zealand, Interim Law of Armed Conflict Manual, DM 112, New Zealand Defence Force, Headquarters, Directorate of Legal Services, Wellington, November 1992, § 519(1)(b).