Practice Relating to Rule 42. Works and Installations Containing Dangerous Forces
Section B. Placement of military objectives near works and installations containing dangerous forces
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book III, Volume 2 (Instruction of second-year trainee officers):
The law contains a very precise definition of the term “dangerous forces”, which only applies to dams, dykes and nuclear electrical generating stations … This rule also imposes a duty to abstain from locating military objectives in the vicinity of these installations.
In Book IV (Instruction of heads of division and company commanders), the Teaching Manual provides:
II.2.2. Works and installations containing dangerous forces
The Parties to the conflict should avoid locating legitimate objectives in the vicinity of these works or installations. Weapons located at these places for the sole purpose of defending these installations are permitted.