Practice Relating to Rule 147. Reprisals against Protected Objects
Section A. Civilian objects in general
New Zealand’s Military Manual (1992), in the chapter dealing with civilians and referring to Articles 32–34 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV, states: “The following are … prohibited: … the taking of reprisals against protected persons and their property.”
In a chapter dealing with reprisals and referring to Article 52(1) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I, the manual further states: “Reprisals against the following categories of persons and objects are prohibited … civilian objects”.