The UK Race and Europe Network (UKREN) is a network of local and national organisations across Great Britain and Northern Ireland that work to combat race discrimination within a European context. It does this through sharing information between members and co-ordinating action on race equality issues. It aims to provide policy makers with a UK civil society perspective on European race equality issues and to encourage a positive public debate on race in Europe. Membership is open to organisations in the UK who fight racism and promote race equality. It is free to join.

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Is Restorative Justice a solution to the growing problem of hate crime?

Thursday 27 April 2017
Category: General
Posted by: admin

So what really is stopping us from testing and trialling Restorative Justice for victims and perpetrators of hate crime? This article makes the case for using Restorative Justice as a solution to hate crime.

Great Repeal Bill: #WTF

Wednesday 12 April 2017
Category: General
Posted by: admin

On 30 March 2017 the government published ‘The Great Repeal Bill: White Paper’, setting out its plans to legislate for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. It is probably quite an important document but is it only accessible to lawyers and other legal eagles? This blog will give an admittedly one sided and humorous view on what is in it, and what not, and what should be of concern to human rights and social justice NGOs in a world that is just too depressing at the moment.

The greatest stain on the UK’s human rights record?

Friday 24 March 2017
Category: General
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Exactly fourteen months to the day that the Shaw Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable persons was published, Anne McLaughlin, SNP MP for Glasgow North East launched a Westminster debate that challenged not only the government’s failure to uphold the review, but the very existence of detention itself.

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A manifesto for race equality in Britain

Britain is at a crossroads on race equality, Brexit, immigration and identity. A coalition of race equality organisations has drawn up a plan to put fairness and equal life chances for Britain’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. So that we can all face future challenges together, equally. Read the manifestyo here: https://www.raceequality2017.org.uk

'Great Repeal Bill' should not be used to avoid parliamentary scrutiny

On 8 March, the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords proposed new measures to safeguard the rights of Parliament as the process of Brexit gets underway. 

New EU Commission plans on returns and detention will create more harm and suffering

Bowing down to political pressure to be “tough” on irregular migration, the European Commission has turned its back on the full implementation of human rights safeguards in its Returns’ Directive and is actively pushing member states to lower the bar.


ECRI report on UK

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance published their monitoring report on the UK on 4 October.

UKREN activities

UKREN AGM and UK launch of ENAR's report on migration and racism

We would like to invite you to UKREN’s Annual General Meeting and the UK launch of the European Network Against Racism’s (ENAR) shadow report on migration and racism, on the afternoon of Thursday 4 May in London. Places can only be booked on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukren-agm-and-uk-launch-of-enars-shadow-report-on-migration-and-racism-tickets-33623675318. Please secure your free place now.


Cities and Communities: alternative approaches to combating race and religious hate

UKREN seminar that examined successful approaches to how cities and communities can prevent hate crime, increase reporting of incidents and better protect victims. Speakers include a community advocate from Northern Ireland, a police commissioner from Antwerp, a director of a highly successful community organisation, a big city and a small city.


UKREN tweets

For an insight into some of the causes of extremism, this is essential reading: https://t.co/FGmgbuIvTD.
RT @ppvernon: Getting rid of #HumanRightsAct is a clear message there is no commitment to tackle all forms of racism and discrimination. h…
RT @BIHRhumanrights: Responding to comments "tearing up" #HumanRights law; we must stand firm on our values & safeguard the #HRA & #ECHR ht…
Unwilling to answer questions on cuts to police & security services, Theresa May says she will tear up human rights laws on being elected
‘How We Respond To Terror’ @rights_info @AdamWagner1’s thought-provoking piece is well worth reading & considering: https://t.co/FMg6XbYgra
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