Practice Relating to Rule 10. Civilian Objects’ Loss of Protection from Attack
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) states: “Depending on the military situation, [civilian objects] can become military objectives (e.g. a house or bridge used for tactical purposes by the enemy).”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006), in a section entitled “Definitions”, states that civilian objects “[a]re understood as all objects which are not military objects [objectives]. But according to the military situation they can become military objectives (e.g. houses or bridges used tactically by the enemy.”
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) states that in case of doubt as to whether an object is military or civilian in character, it should be considered as a civilian object.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states: “In case of doubt [as to the nature of an object], a civilian object retains its civilian character.”