Practice Relating to Rule 142. Instruction in International Humanitarian Law within Armed Forces
Togo’s Military Manual (1996) provides: “The law of war must be incorporated in the military instruction programmes in the different military units.” It adds:
The instruction of individual combatants is a priority. The aim is to develop automatic behaviours. Such behaviours shall: be obtained by individual instruction and practice; be controlled during exercises of combat.
The manual also contains the text of a Note de Service of Togo’s Armed Forces, which states:
The follow-up committee of the ICRC activities within the FAT [Togo’s Armed Forces], in charge of the instruction of [IHL], shall elaborate in collaboration with the ICRC delegation in Lomé programmes adapted to each training level of the personnel of the FAT.