Practice Relating to Rule 39. Use of Cultural Property for Military Purposes
Peru’s IHL Manual (2004) states: “Commanders … must specify under what circumstances the immunity granted to marked cultural property may be withdrawn owing to military necessity.”
Peru’s IHL and Human Rights Manual (2010) states: “A State must refrain from using historic buildings and their surroundings for military purposes or, as it were, for the benefit of its military organization and to carry out in these buildings or their surroundings any act with a military purpose.”
The manual also states: “Commanders … must specify … under what circumstances the immunity granted to marked cultural property may be withdrawn owing to military necessity.”
Peru’s Regulations to the General Law on the Cultural Heritage of the Nation (2006) states:
In the event of an armed conflict, civilian and military and/or police personnel …
2. … shall not use cultural property, its systems of protection nor their surroundings, for purposes which may expose the cultural property to destruction or damage, thus putting at risk its protective regime.