Institute of Race Relations


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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

Abandoning Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities … the UK way

Two new reports, prepared by the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups (NFGLG), with the assistance of academic colleagues, ask hard questions of the coalition government.

November 13, 2014

Roma – fascism’s first victims, again

Anti-Roma violence draws strength from fascist ideas that linger on in mainstream European thought.

November 13, 2014

Redefining Gypsies and Travellers

Gypsy and Traveller groups are angrily responding to the coalition’s consultation document, which proposes to redefine who can be considered a Gypsy or Traveller for the purposes of meeting obligations under planning law.

November 13, 2014

The slippery, cynical politics of asylum

At the start of the run-up to the 2015 election, John Grayson, a campaigner in South Yorkshire, examines the main political parties’ line on asylum.

November 13, 2014

Calendar of racism and resistance (31 October-13 November 2014)

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

November 13, 2014

Upcoming Events

The business of immigration enforcement: the role of the voluntary sector

A Race & Class discussion on the co-option dilemma for charities and voluntary organisations in asylum and immigration policing.

November 27, 2014

Close Campsfield demonstration

A demonstration calling for the closure of Campsfield House immigration removal centre.

November 29, 2014