Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Mali’s Army Regulations (1979) provides that, under the laws and customs of war, pillage, in particular of private property, is forbidden.
Mali’s Code of Military Justice (1995) punishes pillage and damage to commodities, goods or belongings committed by soldiers as a group.
Under Mali’s Penal Code (2001), “the pillage of a town or locality, even when taken by assault,” is a war crime in international armed conflicts.