Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 96. Hostage-Taking
Benin’s Military Manual (1995) states that the taking of hostages is prohibited in international and non-international armed conflicts. 
Benin, Le Droit de la Guerre, III fascicules, Forces Armées du Bénin, Ministère de la Défense nationale, 1995, Fascicule I, p. 17, Fascicule II, p. 19 and Fascicule III, p. 4.