Institute of Race Relations


About Us

The Institute of Race Relations is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally.




Briefing Papers - Europe

Briefing Paper no. 10


Briefing Papers & Reports - UK

Briefing Paper no. 9


Books, pamphlets & multimedia

Catching History on the Wing

News Service

Calendar of racism and resistance (10 – 23 April 2015)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe.

April 23, 2015

Living to tell the tale

On 18 April, a celebration event of the work of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) and its Director Emeritus, Sivanandan, turned into a serious discussion on how to unite and strengthen struggles at a time of globalisation and austerity.

April 23, 2015

33-year-old Pakistani man dies at Yarl’s Wood

On Monday 20 April, a man died at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre (IRC) in Bedford, the third person to die there since it opened in November 2001.[1]

April 23, 2015

Licence to Kill

A recent community campaigning book from France on deaths in police custody shows just how alarmingly similar the French experience is to that in Britain.

April 23, 2015

‘The time is here to be seized’

My conversation with Colin was recorded in 2011. But I have been given the chance to update some of those ideas for this event on 18 April 2015. 

April 23, 2015

Upcoming Events

Leon Briggs benefit dance

A benefit dance for the 'Justice 4 Leon Briggs' campaign.

April 26, 2015

Levelling out racism

A community celebration of resistance to racism and fascism in the UK.

April 26, 2015