Related Rule
El Salvador
Practice Relating to Rule 97. Human Shields
In a communiqué issued in August 1990, El Salvador vigorously condemned Iraq’s actions on the basis of IHL, in particular Iraq’s violation of the rule prohibiting the taking and use of hostages and the denial of an individual’s basic rights to liberty and freedom of transit. 
El Salvador, Communiqué concerning the situation between Iraq and Kuwait, annexed to Letter dated 30 August 1990 to the UN Secretary-General, UN Doc. S/21708, 5 September 1990.