Practice Relating to Rule 24. Removal of Civilians and Civilian Objects from the Vicinity of Military Objectives
Togo’s Military Manual (1996) states: “Civilians must be evacuated from zones located in proximity to military objectives.”
The manual repeats this rule and gives some further specifications to the effect that:
Civilian persons and objects must be separated from military objectives as far as possible … Civilian persons removed from the vicinity of military objectives shall be taken preferably to locations they know and which present no danger for them.