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Oct 22 2015

Education Not Surveillance

An edited version of a speech given by one of the UK's most respected independent educational consultants at the joint IRR/CCIF seminar 'Securitisation, Schools and Preventing Extremism'.


Sep 24 2015

School governors and British Values

We reproduce here a 'statement of concern'[1] issued by Robin Richardson of Insted Consultancy on 'School Governors and British Values' which also touches on the statutory duty to prevent violent extremism now placed on schools and other educational establishments.


Aug 27 2015

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.


Jul 29 2015

Burgenland’s ‘red-blue’ coalition of shame

The Labour Party is debating how to win back votes from UKIP. Meanwhile, in Austria, the Burgenland Social Democrats have set a worrying precedent, entering into a coalition with the extreme Right in the provincial legislative assembly.


Jul 17 2015

Joint enterprise in action

Below we reproduce an article written by trainee barrister, Josh Radcliffe, on a recent joint enterprise trial observed at Birmingham Crown Court.


Jul 16 2015

Detained Fast Track: how to reform structural injustice?

Asylum rights campaigners and human rights lawyers are celebrating the suspension of the detained fast track – and gearing up to resume battle over a ‘reformed’ version.


Jul 1 2015

Why do we count the dead?

We reproduce here an article by Eddie-Bruce Jones, from his personal blog, reflecting on the counting of deaths.


Jun 18 2015

Will the government’s counter-extremism programme criminalise dissent?

The third of a post-election three-part series on civil liberties in the UK examines the government’s new proposals to tackle extremism.


Jun 4 2015

Immigration: battening down the hatches

The second of a post-election three-part series on civil liberties in the UK observes how the Queen’s Speech immigration proposals contain more of the same old deterrence policies, creating more desperation, in the face of the biggest refugee crisis since World War II.


May 20 2015

One Nation: but whose?

The first of a post-election three-part series on civil liberties in the UK examines the government's proposal to replace the Human Rights Act by a British Bill of Rights.