Règle correspondante
Practice Relating to Rule 37. Open Towns and Non-Defended Localities
Section A. Establishment of open towns
In February 1994, in the context of the internal conflict in Chiapas in Mexico, two villages – San Miguel in the municipality of Ocosingo and Guadalupe el Tepeyac in the municipality of Las Margaritas – were established as free villages with the aim of creating areas of détente and to support the civilian population in the conflict zone. The Mexican army would provide facilities for the movement and transit of people, food and medical care to each of these villages. 
Mexico, Commissioner for Peace and Reconciliation in the State of Chiapas, Press Conference, 1 February 1994, § 2.