Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Viet Nam’s Penal Code (1990) punishes “anyone who, during combat or while cleaning up a battlefield, steals or destroys war booty”. It also punishes “anyone who, in time of war, … has pillaged property”.
Viet Nam’s Penal Code (1999) provides for the punishment of those “who, while in combat or clearing the battlefields, appropriate or destroy war booty”. It also punishes those “who, in time of war, give the order for or directly undertake … the looting of property”.