Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Taking Of Hostages

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The purpose of the taking of hostages was mainly to force the other party or parties to fulfil their obligations. Despite the fact that there is an international convention criminalizing the taking of hostages, the practice has been continued not only through individual's and organization's actions but also under the order of those states which are also the permanent members of the United Nations. Under the traditional system of Islamic international criminal law, like the system of international law, hostages might be taken if the taking of hostages is stated in an agreement for the purpose of implementing its provisions. Killing hostages was recognised as against the principal philosophy of Islamic law and the formulation of any provision in a treaty concerning the killing of hostages when the provisions of the treaty were violated, was therefore due to the maltreatment and threatening of Muslims by other parties.

Keywords: hostages; Islamic international criminal law



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation