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Apr 4 2019
Colin Prescod, chair of IRR, writes on the launch of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report into Grenfell and the continuing wait for justice.
Mar 21 2019
The context of war and the influence of the New Right intelligentsia cannot be left out of the reckoning when it comes to understanding the making of the New Zealand terrorist.
Mar 8 2019
On International Women’s Day, Kay Stephens reflects on how the far Right and the mainstream co-opt a feminist stance for racist and anti-feminist ends, particularly around issues of sexual violence.
Feb 18 2019
A Southall resident describes the community activities in Southall Resists 40, remembering the death of anti-fascist Blair Peach in 1979 and the historic opposition to racism and fascism in Southall.
Jan 24 2019
The white paper's differential treatment of 'low risk' and 'high risk' nationalities, ‘high skilled’ and ‘low skilled’ people, will create new hierarchies of race and class – and intolerable hardship.
Jan 3 2019
To mark the anniversary of the death of A. Sivanandan, the IRR examines how useful his ideas are for unravelling the recent turn in the UK to the concept of unconscious bias.
Oct 25 2018
Aisha Maniar discusses Stephen Shaw’s follow-up report on the detention of vulnerable people from the perspective of interpreting facilities for detainees.
Sep 21 2018
The coordinator of the IRR’s Black History Collection digs deep into the archive and shows how public opinion is constructed
Sep 7 2018
Below we reproduce the speech given by human rights lawyer Frances Webber to the meeting ‘Confronting Racism in the UK: a return to collective principles’, organised by the Monitoring Group at Conway Hall on 6 September.
Aug 9 2018
The government intends to make future ‘Windrush’ scandals impossible to uncover with the sweeping immigration exemption from new data protection obligations. Can campaigners and lawyers prevent the cover-ups?
Jun 20 2018
On 11 January 2017, 27-year-old Lukasz Debowski was found hanged in his room at Morton Hall, an immigration detention centre in Lincoln.
May 18 2018
Below we reproduce Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association's (JENGbA) statement on the recent Amnesty International report on the Gangs Matrix.
May 3 2018
Tomorrow, on 4 May, it will be forty-nine years since the body of David Oluwale was pulled from the River Aire, Leeds in 1969. And nearly two weeks ago, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 was marked.
Apr 19 2018
On 7 May, the trial of the crew of a search and rescue NGO ship who in January 2016 were saving lives in the Mediterranean will open in Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Apr 19 2018
The ‘Windrush generation’ of long-resident, elderly Commonwealth citizens has won a moral victory, with an apology from home secretary Amber Rudd and her predecessor, Theresa May, the architect of the ‘hostile environment’ policies which saw many of them dismissed from long-held jobs, denied housing and medical treatment, and threatened with deportation, for want of proof of lawful residence.
Apr 16 2018
Below we reproduce a talk given by the IRR's Director, Liz Fekete, for the Parliament Roundtable on Racism & Hate Crime organised by the Monitoring Group on Monday 16 April 2018.
Mar 13 2018
We reproduce below the speech of Riz Hussain, director of Jawaab, a movement of grassroots voices, at the launch on 7 March of Jawaab’s report Voices of Young Muslims: Building a society free from Islamophobia.
Mar 13 2018
At the 7 March launch of Jawaab’s report Voices of Young Muslims, Nadia Hasan gave a speech celebrating the political activism of Khadija Saye, who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, and questions the media’s decontextualised response to her death.
Jan 25 2018
Discredited racial theories are discussed in secret academic forums, while Muslim and BAME students face extreme surveillance on campus. So why the double standard?