Practice Relating to Rule 142. Instruction in International Humanitarian Law within Armed Forces
Nicaragua’s Military Manual (1996) states that the objective of the manual is
to give Commanders, Officers, Troops, Soldiers and Seamen of the Nicaraguan Armed Forces knowledge of how to behave in situations of peace, war, internal disturbances … in the theatre of military operations and in their relations with the civilian population.
The manual further states:
The study of and respect for the Constitution of the Republic, Military Laws, other Laws, Directives, Norms and Ordinances, especially those that regulate the actions of the Armed Forces in the fulfilment of their missions, are obligatory.