Practice Relating to Rule 113. Treatment of the Dead
Section B. Protection of the dead against despoliation
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
Search for, collection, identification and burial of the dead members of the enemy armed forces as well as of other victims of armed conflicts shall be organized immediately, as soon as the situation permits, and carried out to prevent … looting (pillage of the dead bodies).
With regard to internal armed conflict, the Regulations states: “Whenever circumstances permit and particularly after an engagement, all possible measures shall be taken, without delay … to search for the dead [and] to prevent them being despoiled.”