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Administrative detention

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 12998 | 06 July 2012

Mr Tiny KOX, Netherlands, UEL ; Ms Najat ALASTAL, Palestinian National Council ; Ms Karin ANDERSEN, Norway, UEL ; Lord Donald ANDERSON, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Mörður ÁRNASON, Iceland, SOC ; Ms Þuriður BACKMAN, Iceland, UEL ; Mr Mevlüt ÇAVUŞOĞLU, Turkey, EDG ; Mr Şaban DİŞLİ, Turkey, EPP/CD ; Mr Jean-Charles GARDETTO, Monaco, EPP/CD ; Mr Tamás GAUDI NAGY, Hungary, NR ; Mr Andreas GROSS, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Haluk KOÇ, Turkey, SOC ; Mr George LOUKAIDES, Cyprus, UEL ; Ms Kerstin LUNDGREN, Sweden, ALDE ; Mr Yevhen MARMAZOV, Ukraine, UEL ; Ms Nursuna MEMECAN, Turkey, ALDE ; Mr Jean-Pierre MICHEL, France, SOC ; Mr Gebhard NEGELE, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD ; Mr Oleksiy PLOTNIKOV, Ukraine, SOC ; Mr Maximilian REIMANN, Switzerland, ALDE ; Mr Bernard SABELLA, Palestinian National Council ; Ms Tineke STRIK, Netherlands, SOC ; Mr Björn von SYDOW, Sweden, SOC

Considering that all members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe subscribe to the same values and the practices deriving thereof:

Considering that the Palestinian National Council and the Israeli Knesset are partners in the Assembly;

Concerned that the detention of individuals without recourse to due process on the arbitrary basis of “security considerations” is a practice not in keeping with the values of membership and partnership in the Council of Europe;

Concerned that a partner of the Assembly can detain members of the parliament of another partner;

Given that the use of administrative detention, otherwise known as internment, is strictly regulated by International Humanitarian Law,

The Assembly should investigate the practice of administrative detention in general and how it is applied by Israel to Palestinians.