Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
El Salvador’s Human Rights Charter of the Armed Forces states that pillage and stealing are violations of human rights.
El Salvador’s Code of Military Justice (1934) punishes any “soldier who, in time of international or civil war, … pillages the inhabitants”.
Under El Salvador’s Penal Code (1997), “plunder of private or public property” during an international or a civil war is a crime.