Practice Relating to Rule 50. Destruction and Seizure of Property of an Adversary
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) provides that the destruction or seizure of property is prohibited except in case of imperative military necessity.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states that “the destruction of objects on a large scale” constitutes a grave breach of IHL.
The manual also provides that the “destruction or seizure of objects” is prohibited except in case of “imperative military necessity”.
Cameroon’s Disciplinary Regulations (2007) states:
Article 32: Prohibitions
It is prohibited to soldiers in combat:
to engage in any wanton destruction or any pillage, in particular of private property, and to use any means that cause unnecessary suffering and damage.