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 (6 – 19 November 2015)

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

November 19, 2015

Migrant journeys: respecting the dead

An interview with Catriona Jarvis, former judge of the United Kingdom Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), and now a writer/ activist on human rights initiatives. 

November 19, 2015

Martha Osamor: unsung hero of Britain’s black struggle

Veteran campaigner Martha Osamor talks to IRR News about her experiences in political struggles.

November 17, 2015

The Race Relations Act 1965 – blessing or curse?

Jenny Bourne, long time anti-racist campaigner and editor of the IRR's journal Race & Class, writes about the 1965 Race Relations Act and assesses the fifty years since it was passed.

November 13, 2015

‘Return to Streets of Eternity’

Chris Searle introduces Return to Streets of Eternity, a book of poetry by the late Guyanese writer and activist Jan Carew.

November 12, 2015

Upcoming Events

Jan Carew: double book launch

A double book launch celebrating the life and works of the late Guyanese political writer Jan Carew.

November 26, 2015

Black Lives Matter: The crisis we’re in

An open discussion on social justice and human rights: deaths in police custody and immigration, and the role of the state on these two issues.

November 26, 2015