Practice Relating to Rule 7. The Principle of Distinction between Civilian Objects and Military Objectives
Burundi’s Regulations on International Humanitarian Law (2007) states: “Civilian objects may not be attacked.”
Section C. Attacks against civilian objects in general
The Regulations also states: “Combatants and military objectives are legitimate targets, [whereas] … civilian objects are not.”
Burundi’s Law on Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes (2003) states:
[The following are] considered as war crimes:
B. Other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflicts, within the established framework of international law, namely, any of the following acts:
b) launching deliberate attacks against civilian objects, that is, objects which are not military objectives.
Burundi’s Penal Code (2009) states:
“War crimes” means crimes which are committed as part of a plan or policy or as part of a large-scale commission of such crimes, in particular:
2. … [S]erious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict, within the established framework of international law, namely, any of the following acts:
2°. Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects.