Republic of Korea
Practice Relating to Rule 23. Location of Military Objectives outside Densely Populated Areas
At the CDDH, in the explanation of its vote on Article 51 of the draft Additional Protocol I (now Article 58), the Republic of Korea stated with respect to sub-paragraph (b):
This provision does not constitute a restriction on a State’s military installations on its own territory. We consider that military facilities necessary for a country’s national defence should be decided on the basis of the actual needs and other considerations of that particular country. An attempt to regulate a country’s requirements and the fulfilment of those requirements in this connexion would not conform to actualities.