Related Rule
Azerbaijan
Practice Relating to Rule 96. Hostage-Taking
Azerbaijan’s Law concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War (1995) provides that in international and non-international armed conflicts, the hostage-taking of civilians is prohibited. 
Azerbaijan, Law concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War, 1995, Article 17(3).
Azerbaijan’s Criminal Code (1999) provides that the taking hostage of protected persons is a violation of the laws and customs of war. 
Azerbaijan, Criminal Code, 1999, Article 115.2.