Human rights and social justice are claimed as major principles providing the foundation for social work, as stated by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) (IFSW/IASSW, 2004). These principles bind together the twin objectives of ‘problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to promote human well-being’ (IFSW/IASSW, 2004). That is, the principle of human rights, along with that of social justice, underpins both micro- and macro-level practices.
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