May 7 2015
Below we reproduce an article by author Matt Carr from his blog, Infernal Machine, on the current situation in the Mediterranean.
Apr 23 2015
A recent community campaigning book from France on deaths in police custody shows just how alarmingly similar the French experience is to that in Britain.
Apr 9 2015
The social landscape in which we practise our freedoms is highly volatile. Can we afford to be reckless?
Apr 9 2015
An Iraqi man, who collapsed and died in Sweden following a deportation attempt, is the seventeenth deportee to die in Europe since 1991.
March 31, 2015
The briefing paper, Unwanted, Unnoticed: an audit of 160 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe, by Reem Abu-Hayyeh and Frances Webber, documents the asylum and immigration-related deaths of migrants in Europe over the past five years.
July 19, 2010
This report identifies alternative voices on integration, in five European countries, bringing together the interviews and news stories with representative organisations.
April 28, 2010
The background to the French parliamentary commission on the burqa and niqab examines how André Gerin, the Communist Party mayor of Vénissieux, ignited the debate on the voile intégral in a country where, it is estimated, that a total of 2,000 women wear the burqa. It describes the various arguments used to justify the ban from upholding laïcité to opposing the rise of Salafism and defending the freedom and dignity of women.
February 12, 2010
Direct democracy, racism and the extreme Right documents forty cases, involving either petitions or citizens' initiative referenda, that have been held to curtail the basic rights of BME communities, asylum seekers, migrant workers, foreign residents and European Muslims. Drawing attention to the ways in which extreme-Right and anti-immigrant parties are manipulating particular forms of direct democracy in ways that put representative democracies under threat.