Practice Relating to Rule 51. Public and Private Property in Occupied Territory
Section C. Private property in occupied territory
Uganda’s Code of Conduct (1986) instructs troops to “never take anything in the form of money or property from any member of the public” and “to pay promptly for anything you take in cash”.
Uganda’s Operational Code of Conduct (1986) provides: “The offence of undermining relationship with the civilian population shall include … trespassing on civilian property; … failing to pay for goods purchased”.
Uganda’s National Resistance Army Statute (1992) punishes any “person subject to military law who … commits any offence against the property … of any inhabitant or resident of a country in which he is serving”.