General Meeting, Adelaide, Australia
29 September – 1 October 2004
The General Meeting of IFSW, representing more than 470,000 social workers in 80 countries throughout the world, deplores the use of indefinite detention without charge or trial wherever this takes place.
It expresses its opposition to the widespread use by Israel of administrative detention in the territory of the Palestinian Authority including the reported detention of Palestinian social workers.
It urges the Israeli government and judicial administration to consider each of these cases and offer them a due process, fair and open trial or to release them in the pursuance and respect of their basic human rights in line with the commitment of the Israeli gov-ernment to international human rights conventions.
Adelaide, Australia 1 October 2004