Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 38. Attacks against Cultural Property
Mali’s Army Regulations (1979) provides that, according to the laws and customs of war, soldiers in combat must “spare buildings dedicated to religion, art, science or charitable purposes, and historic monuments, provided they are not being used for military purposes”. 
Mali, Règlement du Service dans l’Armée, 1ère Partie: Discipline Générale, Ministère de la Défense Nationale, 1979, Article 36.
Under Mali’s Penal Code (2001), “deliberate attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, arts, science or charitable activities, provided that such buildings are not used for military purposes,” constitute a war crime in international armed conflicts. 
Mali, Penal Code, 2001, Article 31(i)(9).