Practice Relating to Rule 40. Respect for Cultural Property
Serbia’s Criminal Code (2005) states:
(1) Whoever in violation of international law in time of war or armed conflict destroys cultural or historic monuments or other objects of culture or religious facilities or institutions or facilities intended for the arts, sciences, education or humanitarian causes, or orders such acts committed, shall be punished by imprisonment of three to fifteen years.
(2) If the offence specified in paragraph 1 of this Article results in destruction of a cultural facility or institution enjoying special protection under international law, the offender shall be punished by imprisonment of five to fifteen years.