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”.
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.