Practice Relating to Rule 7. The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
Section C. Attacks against civilian objects in general
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) provides: “Throughout all military operations, both in the attack as in defence, some behaviour is forbidden and remains contrary to the laws of war. Example: … to bomb and destroy civilian objects”.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006), under the heading “Civilian Victims of Armed Conflict”, lists “bombarding and destroying civilian objects” as an example of “conduct that is prohibited and remains contrary to the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law during all military operations, whether in offence or in defence”.
Under the same heading, the manual also provides that “civilian objects must benefit from both special and general protection”.