Practice Relating to Rule 143. Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law among the Civilian Population
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book III, Volume 2 (Instruction of second-year trainee officers):
I.3.1. Obligation to disseminate
“The High Contracting Parties undertake, in time of peace as in time of armed conflict, to disseminate the Conventions and this Protocol as widely as possible in their respective countries and, in particular, to include the study thereof in their programmes of military instruction and to encourage the study thereof by the civilian population, so that those instruments may become known to the armed forces and to the civilian population.”
- general information intended to popularize and to update;
- instruction intended to instil the fundamental principles;
- instruction intended to create automatic collective and individual reflexes in terms of the application of the legal rules.