Practice Relating to Rule 16. Target Verification
Australia’s Defence Force Manual (1994) states: “Everything feasible [must be done] to verify that objects being attacked are military objectives.”
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states that it is the duty of Australian Defence Force commanders to do “everything feasible to verify that objects being attacked are military objectives”.
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).