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.
February 11, 2010
The Swiss referendum on minarets: background and aftermath provides comprehensive documentation of the Swiss referendum on 29 November 2009 which was was backed by a strong majority as it became the first country in Europe to vote to curb the religious practices of Muslims, banning the construction of minarets on mosques.
September 10, 2009
The Summer 2009 issue of the European Race Bulletin comprises detailed summaries on recent elections across Europe and reports on two recent racist murders in Germany and Malta.
August 7, 2008
The Summer 2008 issue of the European Race Bulletin examines 'The Italian general election and its aftermath', plus an article on a death in police custody in France by Virginia MacFadyen.
October 25, 2007
Contains an in-depth report on the election material of the extreme-Right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) and country round-ups on anti-terrorism and human rights.
July 19, 2007
This 'Election special' contains in depth articles on the recent elections in France and the Netherlands and country summaries covering other recent elections in Europe.
October 11, 2006
Islamophobia, xenophobia and the climate of hate documents examples of populist campaigns against mosques, Muslim meeting places and even burial places in Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. A section on 'national security, anti-terrorist measures and civil rights' draws attention to the rise of racial and religious profiling within criminal justice systems.
December 14, 2005
'Fighting fascism, preserving democracy' examines the growth of racist and far-Right parties in seventeen EU countries, and Norway and Switzerland.
July 3, 2002
As, in the wake of September 11, the concept of international justice is hotly debated, the Institute of Race Relations examines exactly how well internal truth commissions have served the struggle for justice.