Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Guinea’s Soldier’s Manual (2010), under the heading “Civilians”, states: “Respect their property; do not … steal it.”
Under the heading “Rules of conduct in combat”, the manual also states: “Respect the property of others. Pillage is prohibited.”
Guinea’s Disciplinary Regulations (2012) states: “Military personnel in combat are prohibited from … engaging in any needless destruction and any pillaging, especially of private property”.
Guinea’s Criminal Code (1998) punishes pillage and damage to commodities, goods or belongings committed by soldiers as a group.
Guinea’s Code of Military Justice (2011) states:
Pillage or damage to foodstuff, commodities or clothes committed by soldiers as a group … with weapons or open force, by breaking doors or fences, or by using violence against persons, shall be punished with 10 to 20 years’ imprisonment.