Practice Relating to Rule 113. Treatment of the Dead
Section A. Respect for the dead
Italy’s Law of War Decree (1938), as amended in 1992, provides: “Commanders shall take all necessary measures to ensure respect for the bodies of enemy dead on the battlefield.”
Italy’s Wartime Military Penal Code (1941) provides that anyone who mutilates or commits outrages upon the body of a soldier fallen on the battlefield is guilty of a punishable offence.