Practice Relating to Rule 146. Reprisals against Protected Persons
Section A. Captured combatants and prisoners of war
Madagascar’s Military Manual (1994) instructs soldiers not to take hostages and to refrain from all acts of revenge.
In the attached list of “Fundamental rules of international humanitarian law applicable in armed conflicts”, the manual states: “Captured combatants … will be protected against any act of violence and reprisals.”