Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
In 1990, during a debate in the UN Security Council relating to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Bahrain stated that it considered the pillage and plunder of private homes and businesses to be “completely at variance with the norms of international law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” and “at odds with the principles and precepts of the Islamic Sharia
”. In the eyes of the sharia
, he said, the invasion was all the worse because it was accompanied, inter alia
, by pillage and theft.