Thursday, October 2nd, 2014


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IARS Annual Conference 2014: A victim-led criminal justice system?

The IARS Annual Conference 2014 is titled “A victim-led criminal justice system?”, and will take place between 19-20th November at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, with an evening reception to follow.

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CPD Training: The Victims' Directive and Restorative Justice

IARS is delighted to announce that on Thursday 16th October 2014, 13:30-16:30 (central London)  will be delivering another CPD accredited training on the Victims' Directive and Restorative Justice. Book onto this IARS CPD event now to get a discount!

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IARS' submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Immigration Detention in the UK

IARS has supported one of the refugee women involved in our Abused No More project to submit written evidence of her direct personal experience of immigration detention. Mariam was detained twice, and altogether spent two years in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre. When in Yarl's Wood, she applied for bail eleven times, and was refused: 'Everytime I was refused bail, I would have a nervous breakdown but there was no psychological support available'.

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IARS to present Race in Probation toolkit at the Association of Black Probation Officers (ABPO) conference on 3 October

IARS Projects Coordinator (Equalities), Dr Natalia Paszkiewicz has been invited to facilitate a workshop on Race equality and Evidence-based practice at the Association of Black Probation Officers (ABPO) Professional Conference and Annual General Meeting taking place in Stretton-under-Fosse on 3 October 2014.

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99% Campaign creative editorial team – Call for volunteers!



The 99% Campaign is recruiting a group of 8 young people aged 16-25 to assist in the design and development of the 99% Campaign Blog and its social media platforms. We are looking for young illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, aspiring film-makers and bloggers to advocate passionately for youth issues.

About the 99% Campaign

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Immigration: What young people think politicians should consider

Dear James Brokenshire,

RE: Immigration Questionnaire Response

I am writing to answer the questions posed by the Conservative party in regards to immigration. I apologies that it is not in the format which is required by the Conservatives (online questionnaire), the reason we have not done so is explained throughout Annex B

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IARS and the 99% Campaign at the EU Expert Seminar "Mapping the barriers to social inclusion for young people"

Key representatives in the field of youth research, policy and practice from across Europe will come together at an Expert Seminar on the 30th – 2nd October at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg to ‘map the barriers to social inclusion for young people in vulnerable situations’IARS and the

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IARS General Meeting Notice 2014

NOTICE is hereby given of the General Meeting of Independent Academic Research Studies (the “Company”) to be held on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 4:30pm at the British Humanist Association’s Offices in London.