Asylum seekers and refugees

Recent Publications

October 16, 2013

Race & Class, October 2013

In the October 2013 issue of Race & Class, Phil Scraton examines the legacy of the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, which claimed the lives of ninety-six people.

July 3, 2013

Race & Class, July 2013

The July 2013 issue of Race & Class is a special issue: Black History – Black Politics.

May 8, 2013

Europe’s pariah state? the future of human rights in Britain

A report on the future of human rights in Britain.

April 4, 2013

Race & Class, April 2013

The April 2013 issue of Race & Class contains a special section on Cuts, crime and racialisation, which examines how neoliberalism, at a time of austerity, changes the very nature of racism and criminal justice.

February 15, 2013

Racial violence: facing reality

A report on how racial violence is shaping the UK.

October 11, 2012

Borderline justice: the fight for refugee and migrant rights

From pre-arrival to detention and deportation, Borderline Justice describes the exclusionary policies, inhumane decisions and obstacles to justice for refugees and migrants in the current legal system.

July 30, 2012

New geographies of racism: Peterborough

A report focusing on racial violence in Peterborough, where the city’s migrant workers have been demonised and vilified by the tabloids in recent years.

November 15, 2011

New geographies of racism: Stoke-on-Trent

A report focusing on racial violence in Stoke-on-Trent, which has been devastated by deindustrialisation, and where the proportion of the city’s Black and Minority Ethnic population has doubled in two decades.

June 30, 2011

New geographies of racism: Plymouth

A report focusing on racial violence in Plymouth which is based on detailed research into the history and political economy of the city.

December 14, 2010

Briefing Paper 7

Excluding migrants from justice: the legal aid cuts

October 17, 2010

Driven to desperate measures 2006-2010

A report cataloguing the deaths of the 77 asylum seekers and migrants who have died either in the UK or attempting to reach the UK from 2006-2010.

October 7, 2010

Briefing Paper no. 4

Accelerated removals: a study of the human cost of EU deportation policies, 2009-2010 examines the 38 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe over an 18-month period and shows the human cost of EU moves to slash budgets for refugee integration and accelerate the pace of removals – thereby undermining international conventions.

June 1, 2010

Racial violence: the buried issue

A report on dangerously high levels of racial violence in the UK – a violence which is spreading into new areas.

April 15, 2010

Race & Class, April 2010

The April 2010 edition of the journal Race & Class leads with two articles analysing Europe's incarceration of 'foreign' prisoners, the first by Liz Fekete and Frances Webber, the second by Luk Vervaet; it also includes Jeremy Seabrook's account of marginal lives in the city of Barisal, Bangladesh.

February 12, 2010

Briefing Paper No. 2

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.

July 1, 2009

Race & Class, July 2009

The July 2009 edition of the journal Race & Class leads with Robbie McVeigh and Bill Rolston's exploration of the long history of the 'civilising process' in Ireland; it also includes two pieces on Palestine: a poem by A. Sivanandan and a discussion of the boycott campaign by Abigail B. Bakan and Yasmeen Abu-Laban.

March 12, 2009

European Race Bulletin no. 66

'Europe's shame - A report on 105 deaths' comprises research into deaths in the EU in 2007 and 2008 due to either racism or government migration and asylum policies.

March 12, 2009

A Suitable Enemy: Racism, Migration and Islamophobia in Europe

At the heart of this book is an examination of xeno-racism - a non-colour coded form of institutionalised racism - where migrants who do not assimilate, or are believed to be incapable of assimilation, are excluded.

November 20, 2008

European Race Bulletin no. 65

'Grinding down the human rights defenders'' examines the resistance and the criminalisation of solidarity and protest, also contains an article on the the Austrian general election and the death of Jörg Haider.

April 17, 2008

Race & Class, April 2008

The April 2008 edition of the journal Race & Class leads with Felipe Arocena's analysis of multiculturalism in Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, and features two studies of being black in Australia: one by David McNeill on Australian football and the other by Val Colic-Peisker and Farida Tilbury.

January 17, 2008

Race & Class, January 2008

The January 2008 edition of the journal Race & Class leads with Joy Wang's analysis of Thabo Mbeki's AIDS denialism, features Jeremy Seabrook's examination of the psychic costs of industrialism's relentless march and includes studies of racial conflict in Malaysia, liberal imperialism in Egypt and the 'integration' discourse in France.

November 14, 2007

Briefing Paper 4

Asylum Deaths: What to do next

June 1, 2007

The End of Tolerance: racism in 21st century Britain (Currently not available)

Arun Kundnani looks behind the media hysteria to show how multicultural Britain is under attack by government policies and vitriolic press campaigns that play upon fear and encourage racism.

April 4, 2007

UK: racism and the state 2007

In this special edition of Race & Class, leading black and anti-racist activists, campaigners and scholars chart the new parameters of state racism in the UK today.

March 13, 2007

They Are Children Too: a study of Europe’s deportation policies

Liz Fekete shows how unaccompanied minors, children in families of asylum seekers and those whose parents are without the requisite papers, are being damaged by harsh target-driven deportation systems.