Friday, December 19th, 2014


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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?

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IARS Annual Restorative Justice Expert Seminar

IARS and Khulisa UK are delighted to announce the 2nd Annual Restorative Justice Expert Seminar that will be taking place at Khulisa’s offices on Thursday 23rd October (14:30 – 17:00) in 5-7 Wells Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JU. This year, the seminar will focus on domestic violence. Full agenda here

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Celebrating inspirational young people - 3rd Annual IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards

More than a hundred young people, representatives of youth organisations and key stakeholders packed the Canada Water Culture Space in London on Wednesday 20th August to celebrate the achievements of promising young people in their diverse communities at the 3rd Annual IARS Research and Youth Leadership Awards.

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The young have spoken: Hate crime and what needs to be done


Dear Cdr. Mak Chishty,

I am writing in response to your Call for evidence on hate crime and best practice. Sorry we missed the chance to meet you at the IARS Annual Research and Youth Leadership Awards 2014. It would have been a great opportunity to hear directly from over 100 young people, but also see inspiring youth projects combating the causes and fears that generate hate phenomena in our capital. This letter is written to introduce you to our organisation, the youth-led 99% campaign and the work that our young people did in order to collect evidence for you.