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Urban Network Meeting 18th July

The second CARJ Urban Network Meeting held on 18th  July and there was a lively discussion of the following topics: Interim Report of UN Rapporteur on Racism       Reflecting on the Windrush experience and related issues Integrated Communities Strategy: the Green Paper   Knife Crime  --  Courtyard and other approaches                                  APPG Inquiry into ‘Cohesion and...

Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

The negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration concluded last Friday, 13 July, with a final text, which will be formally adopted at an Intergovernmental Conference in Morocco in December 2018. The final text of the Global Compact on Migration can be found here.

Improving Education for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Young People

A Conference of the CARJ Traveller Support Network Wednesday 20 June 2018 (11:30 – 3:30) CARJ, 9 Henry Rd, London N4 2LF Despite serious efforts to overcome poverty and inequality, we remain a divided and unequal society, and too often young people from marginalised communities have to struggle to realise...

CARJ Welcomes the Interim Statement of the UN Rapporteur on Racism

CARJ made a submission to the UN Rapporteur on Racism Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume who recently finished her visit to the UK. During her visit, we also participated in a round table event where she discussed issues with NGO’s (non governmental organisations). She has now completed her visit to the UK and...

Troubles faced by the Windrush Generation: Paper by CARJ

The Windrush Generation – A Historical Footnote Prior to the 18th Century, the modern concept of nationality did not exist.  During the long years of Empire and Commonwealth the status of ‘British subject’ was held by people of different races and cultures, living in different parts of the world and...

National day of commemoration for murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that a national day of commemoration for murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence will take place on 22 April every year. It came as the family of the black teenager attended the 25th anniversary memorial of his death the service at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. The 18-year-old was stabbed to...

Theresa May says victims of Windrush scandal will get compensation

Theresa May says the UK government will do whatever it takes to resolve the ‘anxieties and problems’ that people of the Windrush generation have endured, and has offered compensation were appropriate. read more here The Home Office has set up a dedicated web page to help Commonwealth citizens confirm their status...

Long-term Commonwealth-born UK residents declared “illegal immigrants”

A number of long term commonwealth born UK residents now face job losses, destitution, denial of health services and even deportation because they arrived in the 1950s and 1960s and were never formally naturalised or have no documents to prove their status. One such person is Michael Braithwaite, who arrived in Britain from...