Recent News


Dec 17 2015

Calendar of racism and resistance (4-17 December 2015)

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


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.


Sep 4 2014

Sweden’s counter-extremism policies fail the accountability test

The Swedish model of countering far-right extremism is deeply flawed and should not be followed by other EU countries.


Jun 20 2014

Asylum in Switzerland – out of sight, out of mind

Swiss asylum policy is characterised by institutional neglect within hostile systems designed to segregate and exclude.


Mar 6 2014

Swiss referendum: flying the flag for nativism

Swiss nativist parties have drawn a new line in the sand, winning the admiration of those campaigning to end EU free movement rights.


Dec 19 2012

From despair comes resistance

Asylum-seekers and migrants across Europe are determined to change the inhuman circumstances of their existence.


Dec 1 2010

Swiss architects challenge Islamophobia

The IRR News Service met up with three members of Foreign Architects Switzerland (FAS) who are challenging the Swiss ban on minarets.[1]