Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Under Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), “pillage, i.e
. seizure in a combat situation … of the private property of civilians left in the region of hostilities,” in an international or a non-international armed conflict, is a crime.
Georgia’s Criminal Code (1999), taking into account amendments up to 2017, states:
CHAPTER XLVII – Crime against Humanity, Peace and Security and against … International Humanitarian Law
Article 413 – Other violations of the provisions of … international humanitarian law
The acts that do not contain the elements of the crime provided for by Articles 411 or 412, in particular:
a) depredation, i.e. taking possession of items of the person killed or wounded during military actions as well as taking possession of citizens’ property which is left in the zone of military actions, and/or robbery of settlements or other territorial entities;
shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of eleven to fifteen years.