Related Rule
Republic of Korea
Practice Relating to Rule 96. Hostage-Taking
The Republic of Korea’s Military Regulation 187 (1991) provides that taking hostages is an “unjustifiable crime”. 
Republic of Korea, Military Regulation 187, 1 January 1991, § 4.2.
The Republic of Korea’s ICC Act (2007) provides for the punishment of anyone who commits the war crime of “[t]aking hostage a person who is to be protected under international humanitarian law” in both international and non-international armed conflicts. 
Republic of Korea, ICC Act, 2007, Article 10(2)(1).