When terrorist organizations capture hostages, sometimes the captives' country tries to negotiate a deal, which often includes prisoner exchange. The "price" for such deals may be very high. For example, in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal, Israel released 1027 Arab prisoners in exchange to a single Israeli soldier.
- Is there a country in which the "price" that the government is allowed to pay during prisoner exchange is bounded by law, for example, "a prisoner deal may only be in one-for-one ratio"?
- Is there a country in which hostage deals are restricted by law in any other way?