Practice Relating to Rule 42. Works and Installations Containing Dangerous Forces
Section A. Attacks against works and installations containing dangerous forces and against military objectives located in their vicinity
Burundi’s Regulations on International Humanitarian Law (2007) states:
Works and installations containing dangerous forces.
Dams, dykes, nuclear electrical generating stations … may not be attacked even if they constitute military objectives if such an attack may cause the release of dangerous forces and consequent severe losses among the [civilian] population.
The Regulations also states that “attacking such works may release the particularly dangerous forces which they contain and result in disasters that would not be justified by the military advantage sought”.