Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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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' "Race in Probation" at the Association of Black Probation Officers (ABPO)

IARS continues it research, policy and training programme "Race in Probation" led by its Founder and Director Dr. Theo Gavrielides.


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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.

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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 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. Click here for the official programme.


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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.


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New victims' rights: New wine in old wineskin?

Sunday, a usually quiet day for politics was woken by Mr. Chris Grayling’s announcement for a ‘bold new vision for the treatment of victims’. Is this 'new wine in old wineskin'? How genuine are these intentions and how prepared are we as a country for a more victim-focused criminal justice system?