Practice Relating to Rule 7. The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
Section D. Attacks against places of civilian concentration, including schools
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) prohibits the bombardment of residential areas.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
Civilian Victims of Armed Conflict
During all military operations, whether in offence or in defence, certain conduct remains prohibited under the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law.
- conducting bombardments of residential areas.
Under the same heading, the manual also states that “residential areas must be protected”.