Règle correspondante
Iraq
Practice Relating to Rule 96. Hostage-Taking
Under Iraq’s Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal (2005), the “[t]aking of hostages” constitutes a grave breach of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. 
Iraq, Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal, 2005, Article 13(1)(I).
The Law identifies the “taking of hostages” as a war crime in any armed conflict when “committed against persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, injury, detention or any other cause”. 
Iraq, Law of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal, 2005, Article 13(3)(C).