Against Racism, for Social Justice
Mar 20 2015
On Monday 23 March, the Institute of Race Relations published Dying for Justice which gives the background on 509 people (an average of twenty-two per year) from BAME, refugee and migrant communities who have died between 1991-2014 in suspicious circumstances in which the police, prison authorities or immigration detention officers have been implicated.
Dec 16 2014
Following the acquittal on 16 December of the G4S guards charged with the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga, IRR vice-chair Frances Webber focuses on the judge's decision to rule inadmissible evidence pointing to endemic racism within G4S.
Oct 16 2014
The latest issue of Race & Class, ‘Memory and hope’, contains a special section on the possibilities for peace and autonomy in Kashmir.
Sep 3 2014
In a timely report published today, the IRR cautions against the importation to the UK of Scandinavian-style Exit programmes for dealing with far-right extremists.
Jul 10 2014
The latest issue of Race & Class examines the consequences of the co-option of charities and voluntary organisations within the immigration detention market.
Apr 10 2014
The latest issue of Race & Class assesses popular debate around issues involving the far Right in Europe.
Mar 20 2014
This week, IRR News teams up with the Border Crossing Observatory at Monash University, Melbourne, and with the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Kings College, London, to bring new insights and an international perspective to bear on the Global North's callous mistreatment of asylum seekers and refugees.
Jan 23 2014
Today, the Institute of Race Relations publishes a report that shows serious deficiencies in the criminal justice system’s response to race-related killings.
Dec 5 2013
Looking for a Christmas gift? This month, the IRR offers Catching History on the Wing for a discounted price, plus a free issue of Race & Class relating to the work of A. Sivanandan, in celebration of his ninetieth birthday.
Nov 28 2013
At a historic meeting organised by Race & Class and the LSE's Mannheim Centre for Criminology, Phil Scraton discussed the Hillsborough disaster and black campaigners against deaths in police custody found common cause with the Hillsborough Family Support campaign.
Nov 21 2013
Today, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) enters the debate on how best to combat extremism by publishing two thought provoking pieces on IRR News.
Oct 17 2013
The latest edition of Race & Class includes Professor Phil Scraton’s account about the fight for truth around the Hillsborough Disaster of 1989.
May 2 2013
This week, we publish a briefing paper on the future of human rights in Britain, written by the IRR’s vice-chair, Frances Webber.
Apr 18 2013
As the twentieth anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence approaches, the IRR examines racial violence since his death in 1993.
Apr 4 2013
In the April 2013 issue of Race & Class leading UK thinkers, in a special section on Cuts, crime and racialisation, examine how neoliberalism, at a time of austerity, changes the very nature of racism and criminal justice.
Jan 15 2013
Kevin Searle’s ‘“Mixing of the unmixables”: the 1949 Causeway Green “riots” in Birmingham’ examines a hitherto unknown landmark in British race relations which throws into question standard accounts of postwar immigration.