Practice Relating to Rule 22. The Principle of Precautions against the Effects of Attacks
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) provides: “In all military operations, whether in offence or defence, … areas of civilian habitation, civilian populations [and] … civilian objects must be protected.”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
Civilian Victims of Armed Conflicts
In all cases:
- civilian areas must be protected;
- populations must be protected.
At the CDDH, Cameroon considered that the obligations under Article 58 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I “are not absolute, since they are to be fulfilled only ‘to the maximum extent feasible’, for no one is obliged to do the impossible”.