Practice Relating to Rule 8. Definition of Military Objectives
Benin’s Military Manual (1995) states:
Military objectives comprise:
- Establishments, positions, buildings where armed forces or material belonging to them are situated (example: positions, barracks, stores);
- Other objects which by their nature, location, purpose or use make an effective contribution to military action and whose total or partial destruction, capture or neutralization, in the circumstances ruling at the time, offers a definite military advantage (geographic spots of tactical importance, crests, thalwegs, mined areas).
Benin’s Military Manual (1995) considers the armed forces, with the exception of medical and religious personnel and objects, to be military objectives.
Benin’s Military Manual (1995) considers “the establishments, positions and constructions where armed forces and their materiel are located (e.g. positions, barracks and depots)” as military objectives.
Benin’s Military Manual (1995) considers “an area of land of tactical importance” as a military objective.