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.
Under Mali’s Penal Code (2001), wilful killing is a war crime.
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”.