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
In 2015, in a statement before the UN Security Council during an open debate on children and armed conflict, made on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the permanent representative of Viet Nam stated:
ASEAN … remains deeply concerned about the fact that growing number[s] of children continue to be affected by grave violations in armed conflicts … We particularly condemn the increasing cases of abduction of children and attacks targeting schools and hospitals.