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Jan 28 2016
A paper, Prevent and the Children's Rights Convention, published today by the Institute of Race Relations supports the NUT's call for a more rational debate on the Prevent duty in schools.
Oct 22 2015
In the week that the government announced new counter-extremism measures, the IRR publishes contributions from its seminar on 'Securitisation, Schools and Preventing Extremism', held at Garden Court Chambers on 7 October, where participants considered the consequences of a new statutory duty on public bodies to prevent non-violent extremism and whether it breached the Equality Act.
Oct 8 2015
The latest issue of Race & Class features Mark McGovern’s timely analysis of the colonial roots of state violence and collusion in Northern Ireland.
Jul 2 2015
The July issue of Race & Class takes up three topical themes: the monetarisation of private information, the politics of film and the demonisation of ‘anti-racism’.
Apr 20 2015
The April 2015 issue of Race & Class argues that Northern Ireland’s BAME communities have been living the peace process in reverse.
Mar 26 2015
The IRR publishes a disturbing new report, Unwanted, unnoticed: an audit of 160 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe, revealing the extent of Europe’s departure from its vaunted humanitarian ideals.
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.