Practice Relating to Rule 111. Protection of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked against Pillage and Ill-Treatment
New Zealand’s Military Manual (1992) provides that the sick, wounded and shipwrecked are to be protected from pillage and ill-treatment in both international and non-international armed conflicts.
New Zealand’s Armed Forces Discipline Act (1971) provides:
Every person subject to this Act commits the offence of looting, and is liable to imprisonment for life, who –
(a) Steals from, or with intent to steal searches, the person of anyone … wounded … in the course of any war or warlike operations in which New Zealand is engaged, or … injured … in the course of operations undertaken by any service of the Armed Forces for the preservation of law and order or otherwise in aid of the civil power.