Practice Relating to Rule 51. Public and Private Property in Occupied Territory
Cameroon’s Disciplinary Regulations (1975) states that, under the laws and customs of war, “any wanton destruction … in particular of private property” is forbidden.
Cameroon’s Disciplinary Regulations (2007) states:
Article 32: Prohibitions
It is prohibited to soldiers in combat:
to engage in any wanton destruction or any pillage, in particular of private property, and to use any means that cause unnecessary suffering and damage;
Article 34: Protection of civilians
The utilization of the resources of the occupied territory must remain within the lawful framework of the needs of our forces of occupation.