Practice Relating to Rule 142. Instruction in International Humanitarian Law within Armed Forces
Section B. Obligation of commanders to instruct the armed forces under their command
Madagascar’s Military Manual (1994) states: “The commander himself shall ensure that his subordinates know their obligations arising from the law of war and respect them.”
The manual further provides that “the commander is responsible for proper law of war training” and that “the superior is the normal instructor of his subordinates also for law of war training”.
In addition, the manual states: “The aim of instruction is: … to ensure true respect for this law of war by all combatants.”