Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Sweden’s IHL Manual (1991) states: “Pillage in connection with the capture of a town or locality is prohibited.”
In its judgment in the Arklöf case in 2006, Sweden’s Stockholm District Court stated:
Pillage is prohibited according to international law (Geneva Convention IV article 33, Additional Protocol II article 4).
This prohibition has customary status, and [committing pillage] is a serious violation.