Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Section B. Pillage committed by civilians
The Czech Republic’s Criminal Code (1961), as amended in 1999, in an article entitled “Plunder in a Theatre of War”, punishes:
Whoever in a theatre of war, on the battlefield or in places affected by military operations:
(a) seizes another person’s belongings, taking advantage of such person’s distress;
(b) arbitrarily destroys another person’s property or takes it under the pretext of military necessity; or
(c) robs the fallen.