United Nations 2011 Inspection of Race Relations in the UK

The United Nations (UN) has a number of mechanisms to help member states like Britain to improve how they tackle racism. As part of these processes member states report on their progress in adopting the mechanisms. In 2001 the UK government signed up to the UN World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) Durban Declaration and Programme […]

Support for the Justice for Christopher Alder Campaign

Christopher Alder, a former paratrooper, died in police custody in 1998. Christopher had gone to a nightclub in Hull with friends but had been assaulted there so badly that he needed to be taken to hospital. Staff at Hull Royal Infirmary decided that his behaviour was “extremely troublesome” even though this might have been a […]

Justice for Jay Abatan

Brothers Michael and Jay Abatan went to a Brighton nightclub with a friend to celebrate Jay’s job promotion in January 1999. They were the victims of a violent assault as they waited for a taxi at the end of the night. After five days in intensive care, Jay died as a result of his injuries. […]