IRR News 16-22 November 2012

IRR News 16-22 November 2012

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

In a week when the government’s Justice & Security Bill, with its plan to extend secret courts, was savaged in the House of Lords, the IRR’s Frances Webber argues that the latest government proposal to limit justice via curtailing judicial review and equality impact assessments needs to be resisted by the race equality sector. Her warnings about diminished justice and accountability are timely given other news this week which highlights the systematic failings of the UK Border Agency (to deal with the backlog of asylum claims), of the Home Office (to deal fairly with family migration) and of G4S (to meet its contractual obligations to house asylum seekers in Yorkshire).

For the next few weeks Harmit Athwal is on leave and IRR News will be providing a slightly reduced service.

Jon Burnett

Assistant Editor, IRR News

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