Intelligence Law Glossary - Protected Property

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Protected Property

Statutory Law

10 U.S.C. § 950p(a)(3)(2010) (Title 10—Chapter 47A: Military Commissions)

(a) Definitions.  In this subchapter [10 U.S.C. §§ 950p et seq.]:
   (3) The term "protected property" means any property specifically protected by the law of war, including buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science, or charitable purposes, historic monuments, hospitals, and places where the sick and wounded are collected, but only if and to the extent such property is not being used for military purposes or is not otherwise a military objective. The term includes objects properly identified by one of the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions, but does not include civilian property that is a military objective.