Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Burkina Faso’s Disciplinary Regulations (1994) states that, under the laws and customs of war, pillage, in particular of civilian property, is forbidden.
Burkina Faso’s Code of Military Justice (1994) punishes pillage or damage to commodities, goods or belongings committed by soldiers as a group.
Burkina Faso’s Code (1994) of Military Justice provides that plunder of a wounded, sick, shipwrecked or dead person, in the area of military operations of military units, is a punishable offence that can be committed by “any individual, whether military or not”.