Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Algeria’s Code of Military Justice (1971) punishes pillage and damage to commodities, goods or belongings committed by soldiers as a group.
According to the Report on the Practice of Algeria, pillage is prohibited under Islamic law. It adds that the first combatants to fight against French occupation in the 19th century followed Islamic teachings on this point.
Under Algeria’s Code of Military Justice (1971), it is a punishable offence for a military or civilian person to steal from wounded, sick, shipwrecked or dead persons in the area of operation.