Register of Racism and Resistance (RRR)

 

Welcome to the IRR’s Register of Racism and Resistance (RRR). Here you will find archived calendar entries dating back to 2014. Use the filtered search functions in the right sidebar or simply type a keyword, place or name into the search box below.

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Inside secret government Rwanda training base
24 May 24
The BBC is given access to a secret Home Office training facility where enforcement staff and private contractors are taught how to load unwilling deportees onto aircraft. Reporters are not permitted to watch training involving physical force, cuffs or leg restraints.
Source: BBC
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Teenager in asylum backlog killed himself in Home Office hotel accommodation
23 May 24
The brother of 19-year-old Ismael Maolanzadeh, who took his own life in asylum accommodation in December 2023 after fleeing Iran and crossing the Channel months earlier, says the asylum backlog and uncertainty about their fate tipped him into fatal depression. Ismael is one of 27 asylum seekers known to have committed suicide in the past four years.
Source: inews
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Egyptians remain in detention after Greek court acquittal over shipwreck
23 May 24
As a Greek court dismisses charges of criminal organisation and migrant smuggling against nine Egyptian survivors of the deadly Pylos shipwreck of June 2023 in which up to 600 lives were lost, police re-detain the men, who have claimed asylum, saying they might ‘flee Greece’.
Source: Reuters
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Refugee Law Initiative report explores ground-breaking proposal for a specialist court for unaccompanied asylum seeking children
22 May 24
A report from Methoria’s First Rights Project proposes a specialist, child-oriented court, run in accordance with child rights principles, as an alternative to the adversarial processes that children currently have to navigate in order to resolve their immigration status.
Source: EIN
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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EU EXTERNAL PARTNERS: Investigative Journalists Accuse EU of Complicity in Migrant ‘Dumping’ in North African Countries
21 May 24
An investigation by Lighthouse Reports claims that the EU funds, supports and is directly involved in operations racially profiling and dumping tens of thousands of sub-Saharan migrants every year in desert and remote regions of Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia, to stop them coming to Europe, under the guise of ‘migration management’.
Source: ECRE
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: EU
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Family of man who died after being deported blame Home Office delays
19 May 24
Sudharsan Ithayachandran is found dead in his accommodation in Sri Lanka after being deported there in 2019 and separated from his British wife and two children. Though his right to family life was accepted by the immigration tribunal in November 2023, Home Office delays meant he was forced to remain in Sri Lanka.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Fears of new Windrush as thousands of UK immigrants face ‘cliff edge’ visa change
18 May 24
The Home Office sets a deadline of 31 December 2024 for holders of physical Biometric Residence Permits to switch to a digital e-visa. Lawyers and campaigners warn that thousands will be unable to apply due to ineffective communication around the process, leaving them unable to prove their right to reside, work, rent and claim benefits.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Ten arrests as police clash with protesters trying to stop asylum seekers being moved from London hotel
17 May 24
Police arrest ten demonstrators for trying to prevent the removal of asylum seekers from their hotel accommodation Driscoll House in Southwark for transfer to the Bibby Stockholm barge.
Source: Standard
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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GMIAU and Boaz Trust highlight how the ‘slow violence’ of destitution impacts migrants in Greater Manchester
17 May 24
A report by the GMIAU and the Boaz Trust describes a ‘slow violence’ built into the immigration system, which forces people into ‘hidden homelessness’, and calls on the government to stop using destitution as a weapon of immigration control.
Source: EIN
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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UK deal aims to fast-track deportations to Bangladesh
16 May 24
The government signs a fast-track deportation agreement to return people to Bangladesh, including refused asylum seekers, those convicted of an offence and people who have ‘overstayed’ their visa.
Source: Info Migrants
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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High Court finds Home Office’s electronic monitoring of migrants on immigration bail was unlawful in several respects
15 May 24
The High Court rules unlawful the Home Office’ electronic monitoring of vulnerable asylum seekers and migrant survivors of torture.
Source: EIN
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Migrant groups hit back at new limits on cash benefits for asylum seekers
13 May 24
In Germany, migrant rights groups criticise as discriminatory and stigmatising new limits on cash benefit payments for asylum seekers, which introduce a card for use at local shops to pay for services, limit cash withdrawals and forbid the transfer of money outside of Germany.
Source: Morning Star
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: Germany
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Rwanda denies entry to senior human rights researcher
13 May 24
A senior Human Rights Watch researcher is denied entry by the Rwandan government, as tens of thousands of asylum seekers whose applications have been refused or deemed ‘withdrawn’ are at risk of being ‘rounded up’ by the Home Office in preparation for a flight in seven to nine weeks.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Law allowing asylum seekers to be sent to Rwanda disapplied by court in Northern Ireland
13 May 24
The High Court in Belfast rules provisions of the Illegal Migration Act unlawful, disapplies them to Northern Ireland and declares their incompatibility with the Human Rights Convention.
Source: Sky News
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: Ireland
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Home Office faces legal challenge over risk of lone children being sent to Rwanda
12 May 24
The Humans for Rights Network initiates legal action for unaccompanied children at risk of forced removal to Rwanda because of Home Office proposals to use ‘initial cursory age decisions’ instead of full age assessments in deciding who is adult and can be sent to Rwanda.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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