Practice Relating to Rule 36. Demilitarized Zones
Ukraine’s IHL Manual (2004) states:
“Demilitarized zone” means any zone from which all combatants, as well as mobile weapons and mobile military equipment, have been evacuated upon agreement of the parties to the armed conflict. No acts of hostility shall be committed by the authorities or by the population of the zone.
Demilitarized zones shall be marked by signs agreed between parties to the armed conflict.
Ukraine’s IHL Manual (2004) states: “Attacks against or hostilities within … demilitarized zones shall be prohibited.”