Practice Relating to Rule 96. Hostage-Taking
Jordan’s Military Penal Code (2002) states that the “taking of hostages” shall be deemed a war crime when committed in the event of armed conflict.
The Report on the Practice of Jordan states that Article 75 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I embodies customary law.
The report refers to a booklet prepared by the ICRC and notes that the Jordanian armed forces are instructed not to take civilian hostages.