Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 89. Violence to Life
Mali’s Army Regulations (1979) prohibits attacks on the lives and physical integrity of the wounded, sick and shipwrecked, prisoners and civilians, including murder. 
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), wilful killing is a war crime. 
Mali, Penal Code, 2001, Article 31(a); see also Article 29(a) (killing and extermination as crimes against humanity) and Article 30(a) (killing as a part of a genocide campaign).
The law also states that extermination is a crime against humanity, “when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack”. 
Mali, Penal Code, 2001, Article 29(b).