May 15, 2018

Police handing over crime victims to immigration enforcement

A BBC report has put police handling of migrants back into the spotlight. The report, which asked police forces around the UK “if they referred victims and witnesses of crime to the Home Office for immigration enforcement,” found that over half of the police forces (27 out of 45) who responded in fact did so. […]

Highest recorded number of suicides in detention last year

Close to 500 people tried to kill themselves in detention last year – the highest recorded number since the government started keep self-harm statistics in 2007. The newest records, obtained by advocacy group No Deportations, revealed that there were 446 suicide attempts. This horrific statistic joins a long list illustrating the UK’s dysfunctional detention system,

Roma, Gypsy and Traveller discrimination in Europe

Roma, gypsy and traveller communities have long been a target of systematic discrimination and marginalisation in Europe. Government agencies across countries – including the UK – practice ethnic profiling of this group based on “historically-constructed, persistent complex racism,” according to the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), in a report to raise awareness on this situation.

London gangs database is discriminatory and violates human rights

The gang-mapping database used by the London Metropolitan Police racially discriminates against BAME youth and seriously violates rights of individuals. Amnesty International published a damning report of the so-called Gangs Matrix last week, which calls for the whole system to be scrapped. The system, set up in 2011, is not only ineffective in preventing crime

Community Life Survey: Focus on Diversity

The publication highlights some of the key measures collected through the 2016/17 Community Life Survey and compares responses between various demographic groups. The survey is helpful for those looking for more information on how ‘cohesion’ works. It also dispels some long-held myths around ‘integration’. Key highlights: Older people were more likely than younger people to

Who’s coming to London?

According to a new briefing by the Centre for London, National Insurance Number (NIN) registrations by people coming to London from overseas to work dropped over a quarter in the year to the last three months of 2017. NIN registrations continue to drop in London and the pace appears to be accelerating. There were a

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