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 (25 September - 8 October 2015)

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

October 8, 2015

‘Hotspots’ for asylum applications: some things we urgently need to know

We republish here an article by Frances Webber published on 29 September on the EU Law Analysis blog.

October 8, 2015

UK deaths in custody families travel to the US

Last week families of those who have died in police custody  in the UK travelled to America for a week-long tour to meet families of those killed by the police in the US  to start a ‘global conversation on deaths in custody’.

October 7, 2015

Legal fund launched to defend the rights of Gypsies and Travellers

A legal fund has been launched by the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups (NFGLG) to challenge a ‘cruel and inhumane’ policy change to the treatment of Gypsies and Travellers.

October 7, 2015

Ken Leech 1939-2015

With the death of Ken Leech, on 12 September from a stroke, we have lost a pillar of the anti-fascist movement.

October 7, 2015

Upcoming Events

Fundamental Rights Conference: A Public Law Perspective

A day of expert analysis and discussion.

October 10, 2015

Fundraiser for PAFRAS

A fundraising gig for Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS) featuring the band Fusion.

October 10, 2015