Practice Relating to Rule 1. The Principle of Distinction between Civilians and Combatants
Section C. Attacks against civilians
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) requires that the civilian population be protected and respected during military operations.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006), under the heading “Civilian Victims of Armed Conflicts”, stipulates that “[the civilian] population must be protected”.
The manual also states that “an attack against the civilian population or civilian persons” constitutes a grave breach of IHL.