We facilitate the release of civilian hostages from illegal detention, make inquiries about their whereabouts and procedural status, and maintain contact with their relatives.
In dealing with such cases, we encounter a legal paradox. The exchange of prisoners during the war is carried out according to the principle of parity: for instance, a private can be exchanged for a private, an officer for an officer. Therefore, a civilian can only be exchanged for a civilian, and in order to do so, both parties need to break the law. Including such individuals on the exchange lists means a confession to a war crime, so information about their condition and location is often hidden.
Despite this, we have managed to set free more than 200 people from captivity, and every day our lawyers continue to successfully fight for the rights of people during the war.