Practice Relating to Rule 49. War Booty
Switzerland’s Aide-Memoire on the Ten Basic Rules of the Law of Armed Conflict (2005) states:
I treat people that fall into my hands humanely. I disarm them and hand them over to my superior … I respect their possessions. Only military objects that are not required for their clothing, nourishment, medical support or protection are taken away from them. …
I remain fair:
I shall not collect “war trophies”.