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.

No 10 to set out sweeping plans to override power of human rights court
21 June 22
A plan to replace the Human Rights Act with a new bill of rights which will reduce the power of the European Court of Human Right is announced with the government describing it as a ‘restatement of Britain’s sovereignty.’
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK, EU
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Spain: conservative People’s party wins unprecedented majority in Andalucía
19 June 22
In Spain, the far-right Vox party, which campaigned against irregular immigrants and feminists, wins 14 seats (up two) in regional elections in Andalucía.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: Spain
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French PM under pressure after Macron’s alliance loses absolute majority
19 June 22
A historic surge for the far Right in the second round of French National Assembly elections leaves the RN with 89 parliamentary seats (previously six) as the largest opposition party. For the first time, the far Right has a major parliamentary grouping.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: France
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Belgium to return Patrice Lumumba’s gold tooth in bid to atone for colonial crimes
18 June 22
The Belgian government announce the return to his family of a gold tooth belonging to Patrice Lumumba, the assassinated first leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo in a move that is widely seen as an attempt to atone for colonial crimes.
Source: Observer
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: Belgium
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Refugees to be eletronically tagged ‘like criminals’ under Home Office pilot scheme
18 June 22
The Home Office unveils a 12-month pilot scheme to tag asylum seekers arriving by ‘unnecessary and dangerous’ means, to enforce impose conditions including curfew and mobility restrictions, to be trialled first on the 130 detained for removal to Rwanda. Experts say they harm mental health.
Source: Independent
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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APPEAL: A prospective Matura student is threatened with deportation
17 June 22
In Austria, campaigners mobilising to stop the deportation of a schoolgirl, Ajla, whose father brought her from Serbia to Austria six years ago aged 13, also strongly criticise the imposition of a three-year entry ban on her, making it impossible for her to complete her studies on a student visa.
Source: SOS Mitmensch
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: Austria
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New Report: Pushbacks, violence and humiliation for child migrants crossing European borders
17 June 22
Hidden in Plain Sight , a Save the Children report, documents a phenomenal increase in the number of unaccompanied children trying to cross the French and Slovenian borders and warns that, in stark contrast to the welcome given to Ukrainian children, these children are subjected to police violence and pushbacks.
Source: Save the Children
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: France, Slovenia
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Greece accused of using migrants to push back other migrants
17 June 22
Greek NGOs accuse the authorities of informally employing third-country nationals, referred to as ‘proxies’ or ‘auxiliary police’, to carry out illegal pushbacks to Turkey, in exchange for travel documents.
Source: Al Jazeera
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: Greece
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Luventa crew trial suspended
16 June 22
As the trial in Italy of the Iuventa search and rescue crew is paused due to ‘grave procedural errors by the prosecution’, Iuventa states that while it is right that errors were detected, they now have to wait months for the trial to resume ‘because the prosecution failed to do its job properly in 5 years of investigation’.
Source: Twitter
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: Italy
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Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees left homeless in England, data shows
16 June 22
Official figures show that at least 480 Ukrainian families and 180 single adults have applied as homeless to local authorities as arrangements for hosting were unsuitable or have broken down, and the government has no fall-back plan, according to refugee charities.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK, Ukraine
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Slovenia will take down its border fence with Croatia
16 June 22
In Slovenia, the new prime minister Robert Golob says he will fulfil election pledges to remove a 200-kilometre razor-wire border fence with Croatia and improve ‘deplorable’ reception conditions for asylum seekers.
Source: Euronews
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: Croatia, Slovenia
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Polish Nationalists Weaponize History in Bid to Remain Relevant
15 June 22
In Poland, the National Movement capitalises on ‘war fatigue’ by presenting assistance to Ukrainian refugees as ‘discrimination against Poles’, also weaponising historical questions such as second world war massacres of tens of thousands of Poles by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in German-occupied Poland.
Source: Balkan Insight
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: Poland
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Two asylum seekers face review of ECHR decision not to deport them to Rwanda
15 June 22
As Conservative MPs call on the government to fast-track a promised UK Bill of Rights so as to remove all power of the ECtHR over ‘sovereign decisions’, deputy prime minister Dominic Raab says the Court’s interim measure should not have legally binding effect under UK law.
Source: Independent
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK
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Egyptian migrant dies after police shooting in southern France
15 June 22
After French police near Nice, pursuing a van that an Italian tip-off suggested was full of undocumented migrants, opened fire when the van rammed an immigration control, an Egyptian man dies of gunshot wounds. An investigation is launched into whether the police officer acted in ‘legitimate self-defence’.
Source: InfoMigrants
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: France
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Rwanda asylum flight cancelled after 11th-hour ECHR intervention
14 June 22
Following a last-minute ‘interim measure’ ruling by the European Court of Human Rights, and an emergency application by UK lawyers, the inaugural Rwanda flight is cancelled an hour and a half before it is due to take off with seven people on board.
Source: Guardian
Category: ASYLUM | MIGRATION | BORDERS | CITIZENSHIP
Country: UK, EU
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