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.


Oct 22 2015

Prevent duty ‘heavy-handed and discriminatory’

In the week that the government announced new counter-extremism measures, the IRR publishes contributions from its seminar on 'Securitisation, Schools and Preventing Extremism', held at Garden Court Chambers on 7 October, where participants considered the consequences of a new statutory duty on public bodies to prevent non-violent extremism and whether it breached the Equality Act.



Briefing Papers - Europe

Briefing Paper no. 10


Briefing Papers & Reports - UK

Entitlement and belonging


Books, pamphlets & multimedia

Catching History on the Wing

News Service

Calendar of racism and resistance (10 – 23 June 2016)

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

June 23, 2016

IRR’s submission to the Labour Party Inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism

Below we reproduce the IRR submission to the Labour Party Inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, including Islamophobia.

June 23, 2016

(Language) policing at Europe’s borders

Frontex plays a key role in screening of new arrivals on Europe’s southern borders, with its interpreters often deciding nationality. Aisha Maniar shows the inappropriateness of this role, given Frontex’ quasi-military role in policing the borders.

June 23, 2016

Appeal to launch legal centre in Lesbos

Lawyers are seeking support to launch a much-needed legal centre in Lesbos for those detained in refugee camps on the Island.

June 22, 2016

Cedric Robinson 1940 – 2016

It is with immense sadness that we record the death of the IRR’s great friend and stalwart supporter Cedric Robinson in Santa Barbara California on 4 June.

June 9, 2016

Upcoming Events

Summer party

A Room to Heal presents an evening of food, music and performance.

July 1, 2016

UK #JusticeOrElse 4 Kingsley Burrell

A national demonstration to call for #JusticeOrElse for Kingsley Burrell.

July 9, 2016