Practice Relating to Rule 23. Location of Military Objectives outside Densely Populated Areas
Burundi’s Regulations on International Humanitarian Law (2007) states: “The principle of discrimination requires that, to the extent possible, it must be avoided to locate military objectives within or near densely populated areas.”
The Regulations also states: “Sufficient distance must be maintained between these [cultural] objects and military objectives. Moreover, they must be located at sufficient distance from important industrial centres or any important military objective”.
The Regulations also states with respect to “units and means of medical transport” that “they must be removed from military objectives”.