In the wake of the Brexit vote there has been a reported increase in discrimination and abuse levelled at the UK’s minority groups. One such group’s whose experiences haven’t hit the headlines is the Jewish community, yet the impact is no less real than the more reported anti Muslim or anti migrant sentiment.
IARS is preparing a submission to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry into anti-Semitism and are asking for organisations, groups and individuals to share with us any anti-Semitic intimidation or discrimination they have experienced.
This is an open call to victims, offenders and practitioners working with them to help us in shaping our Mayor’s new pan-London restorative justice service. Early this June, the Mayor of London commissioned us as part of a larger partnership called “Restore London” to set up and run a pan-London, victim-led restorative justice service. One of IARS’ key responsibilities is to gather the evidence for building this service which is due to be launched in 2017. This call is part of our effort to get victims and offenders’ views on it!
The House of Commons Justice Committee has launched an inquiry into the implications of Brexit for the justice system. The Committee has invited written submissions from expert and affected parties to enable it to present the Government with recommendations concerning the questions which it will need to address in the eventual Brexit negotiation process.
The Committee has provided the following context for the inquiry: