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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.


May 7 2015

Why we should listen when the UN condemns the UK’s ‘extremist media’

Below we reproduce an article by author Matt Carr from his blog, Infernal Machine, on the current situation in the Mediterranean.


Mar 26 2015

Calendar of racism and resistance (13 – 26 March 2015)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe.


Mar 20 2014

Death at Europe’s frontiers: foreseeable result of state policy?

European states are morally responsible for deaths at the EU's borders, argues the International State Crime Initiative.

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Jul 11 2013

From pillar to post: pan-European racism and the Roma

This week, we publish a briefing paper which documents a growing tide of hostility against Europe's Romani communities.


Feb 11 2010

How the extreme Right hijacks direct democracy

The IRR European Race Audit (ERA) publishes today two briefing papers on the Swiss referendum against minarets and the ways in which direct democracy can be hijacked by the extreme Right.


Aug 10 2005

Sahara: last journey of the damned

The EU is advocating the creation of refugee regional processing centres in North African countries. Foremost amongst countries being recruited to enforce European border controls is Libya. A report that first appeared in the Italian newspaper L'Espresso on 24 March 2005 looks at how Libya treats refugees and documents the grim fate awaiting those returned to Libya from Italy under a recent migration accord.