Practice Relating to Rule 8. Definition of Military Objectives
Mexico’s IHL Guidelines (2009) states:
Military objectives are:
- … objects which by their nature, location or purpose make an effective contribution to military action and whose destruction or capture offers a military advantage.
At the CDDH, Mexico stated that it believed Article 47 of the draft Additional Protocol I (now Article 52) to be so essential that it “cannot be the subject of any reservations whatsoever since these would be inconsistent with the aim and purpose of Protocol I and undermine its basis”.