IRR News 6-12 December 2013

IRR News 6-12 December 2013

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week we publish a round-up of racist attacks and convictions in the UK and in the north of Ireland over the last six months

We also have a report on a demonstration at the Crown Prosecution Service by the families of those that have died in custody and details of an upcoming vigil next week for Habib Ullah.

In other news from across the UK, the jury at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan has been told to answer five questions to establish whether he was killed lawfully or unlawfully. Sean Rigg’s family has welcomed a decision by the IPCC to reopen its investigation into his death. Mr Rigg died in 2008 in Brixton police station and last year an inquest jury recorded a highly critical narrative verdict. And the High Court has ruled that care must be provided for disabled children in Traveller families if they move around the country, following a case where Worcestershire Council had declined to fund nursery services for a boy with Down’s Syndrome.

Finally, if you are looking for a last minute Christmas present, the IRR is offering for £10 (plus P&P) Catching History on the Wing, a collection of A. Sivanandan’s writings over the last forty years, as well as one of two back issues of Race & Class for free.

IRR News Team

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