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Internship Opportunity: Youth Voice Journal Secretariat

The IARS International Institute is excited to announce a new internship for the Secretariat of our peer reviewed Youth Voice Journal

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Community Ambassador Programme for Affinity Sutton Residents in Rotherhithe (SE8 - SE16)

The IARS International Institute in partnership with Affinity Sutton are pleased to launch their Community Ambassador programme 2016 for young people in Rotherhithe (SE8 & SE16).

Over the course of a year, the project will engage with 12  Affinity Sutton young residents aged 13-25!

Opportunities for Young Ambassadors include:

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House of Commons Committee Warns Criminal Justice System at Breaking Point

The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts has just published its Efficiency in the Criminal Justice System report which finds that the criminal justice system in England and Wales is failing victims and witnesses and is close to breaking point.

The report states that:

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The curfews imposed on asylum seekers released from detention are found to be illegal

This week the Court of Appeal found that the UK government has no power to impose a curfew on people released from immigration detention as part of their bail conditions.

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Restorative Justice Inquiry - watch the 3rd and final hearing LIVE

The House of Commons Justice Committee will hold its third and final hearing as part of the Committee’s Restorative Justice Inquiry tomorrow, on Tuesday 24th June. You can watch the hearing starting at 9.45am live here. The purpose of the session is to examine the Victims’ Commissioner’s recent report on restorative justice and the work of Community Rehabilitation Companies and the National Probation Service in providing restorative justice.

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Ade Adeyemi


Latest evidence from prisons shows deaths, self-harm and assaults all on the rise as PM calls for wholesale reform

The Ministry of Justice and the Office of National Statistics recently released their latest brief regarding safety in custody in prisons in England and Wales covering deaths in prison custody to March 2016 and assaults and self-harm to December 2015.

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The last stages of the Immigration Bill lead to unexpected detention reforms

On 12 May 2016, the Immigration Bill 2015-16 received Royal Assent, which means it now becomes the 2016 Immigration Act.

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The Real World Crisis & Restorative Justice

By IARS Founder and Director, Dr Theo Gavrielides. Governments around the world, the media and many intellectuals had us convinced that we are living a period when financial resources are more scarce than during the World War II era. 

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United Kingdom will not join the European scheme on the shared reception of asylum seekers

On 4 May 2016 the European Commission presented proposals to reform the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and create a fairer, more efficient and more sustainable system for allocating asylum applications among Member States. One of the aims of CEAS is to prevent “asylum shopping”, namely asylum seekers choosing a favourable country (often simply a place where they already have family members, community connections, speak the language etc.) where they would make their claim.

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