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.


News Service

When solidarity fails

In observations made at a side-meeting of the 87th session of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD),[1] the IRR's director warned that Europe's mishandling of the refugee crisis is fuelling racism.

August 27, 2015

Asylum seeker death toll rising

In the last two months, at least thirteen people, two of whom were teenagers, have died trying to reach the UK, and countless others have been injured.

July 30, 2015

Calendar of racism and resistance (17 – 30 July 2015)

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

July 30, 2015

Deaths in custody news round-up

The last month has seen a number of developments in relation to deaths in custody: a misconduct hearing, the ten-year anniversary of the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, an inquest, new deaths in custody and a new government ‘review’ of deaths in police custody.

July 30, 2015

Justice for Sheku Bayoh campaign launch

On 25 July, the campaign for justice for Sheku Bayoh, who died after an incident with police, was launched in Glasgow. 

July 30, 2015

Upcoming Events

Remembering Claudia Jones

A presentation of the findings of the Claudia Jones Research Project, as part of the Malcolm X Summer Festival.

September 12, 2015

No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990

An exhibition examining Black British cultural identities, heritage and creative voices - and the struggle Black British artists faced to have their voices heard - from the 1960s to the 1990s.

January 24, 2016