Practice Relating to Rule 122. Pillage of the Personal Belongings of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
New Zealand’s Armed Forces Discipline Act (1971) provides:
Every person subject to this Act commits the offence of looting, and is liable to imprisonment for life, who –
(a) Steals from, or with intent to steal searches, the person of anyone … captured in the course of any war or warlike operations in which New Zealand is engaged, or … detained in the course of operations undertaken by any service of the Armed Forces for the preservation of law and order or otherwise in aid of the civil power.