Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1969) states: “The pillage of towns and localities, even those taken by assault, is prohibited.”
Pillage is also forbidden in occupied territories.
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1989) provides that pillage is “strictly prohibited”.
In its judgment in the Military Junta case
in 1985, Argentina’s National Court of Appeals applied the 1907 Hague Regulations to acts of pillage committed in the context of internal violence. It resorted to the provisions of the Penal Code relating to theft to determine the sanction.