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
Chad’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
The troop commander … must ensure that … [h]is subordinates know their obligations under the law of war.
The main aim in teaching the law of war is to ensure full respect for the law of war by all members of the armed forces regardless of their rank, time, location or social status.
- This teaching must be incorporated into the military training programmes.
Each commander is fully responsible for ensuring that the law of war is appropriately taught in his unit.