Practice Relating to Rule 7. The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
Section C. Attacks against civilian objects in general
Italy’s IHL Manual (1991) provides: “A bombardment the only aim of which is to target the civilian population or to destroy or damage civilian objects is prohibited.”
Italy’s LOAC Elementary Rules Manual (1991) provides: “Civilian objects shall not be attacked.”
Italy’s Law of War Decree (1938), as amended in 1992, states that “bombardment, the sole purpose of which is … to destroy or damage objects which are of no military interest,” is prohibited.