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. 9


Briefing Papers & Reports - UK

Investigated or ignored?

News Service

Calendar of racism and resistance (4-16 October 2014)

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

October 16, 2014

The nature of a society is exposed at its margins

This graphic account of the plight of the undocumented in Amsterdam first appeared on the web site Dreaming in Exile.

October 16, 2014

African refugees under attack in Israel

A Human Rights Watch report, criticising Israel's inhumane treatment of African asylum seekers, provides an opportunity to reflect on the extension of the Prevention of Infiltration Law, first used against Palestinians in 1954.

October 16, 2014

‘Hell on Earth’ – a new film on immigration detention

A compelling documentary by Standoff Films lays bare the horror of Campsfield immigration removal centre in Oxfordshire.

October 16, 2014

The hopeful migrant

A personal account of the everyday problems encountered by one eastern European attempting to make a new life in the UK.

October 16, 2014

Upcoming Events

Legal Aid – a defence of the fourth pillar of the welfare state

The Haldane Society's annual human rights lecture series begins with a defence of legal aid.

October 22, 2014

A seminar on the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair

A seminar to examine the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair: 'From the horse’s mouth? Critiquing and countering the dominant discourse and narratives.

October 23, 2014