Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Croatia’s Soldiers’ Manual (1992) instructs soldiers to protect the property of civilians and not to steal it.
Croatia’s Commanders’ Manual (1992) prohibits pillage.
Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997) considers “the looting of the population’s property” as a war crime.
Croatia’s Criminal Code (1997), as amended to 2006, states that a war crime is committed by: “Whoever violates the rules of international law in time of war, armed conflict or occupation and orders … that the population’s property be plundered [or commits such an act]”.