Practice Relating to Rule 73. Biological Weapons
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book IV (Instruction of heads of division and company commanders):
II.1.7. Bacteriological weapons
Bacteriological/biological means are prohibited. States do not have the right to produce, stockpile and use biological weapons. Bacteriological and biological weapons are prohibited because they cause superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering and can affect the civilian population without distinction.