In the lead up to IARS International Move On roundtable event "Integrating migrants & refugees into the labour market", the fourth and last issue of the MOVE ON project Newsletter is just out from the oven! Download it here!
“The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left many young people feeling uncertain about the future…” (British Council, 2017) A new report from the “Next Generation” research series has reignited the discussion about Brexit, young people and their position in the EU.
Yet again, large corporations have come under fire from the press for employing unpaid young people for up to six weeks under government job-seeker schemes.
Violence against women is underreported – in the EU as elsewhere. Not only do women affected by violence struggle with the continuing stigmatisation in their personal environment, police officers also sometimes fall into the trap of victim-blaming. This can lead to a lack of trust in the police forces and contributes to underreporting.
Allison is working as a Youth Projects Intern at The IARS International Institute as part of a semester-long placement. She is currently studying to get her BA in Global Studies with a minor in Theatre at Rider University in New Jersey, USA.
The Lammy Review, chaired by David Lammy MP, was published today as an independent review of the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). IARS' work was recognised as part of this review with the report noting that there is great potential for criminal justice agencies to utilise a restorative justice approach to improve relationships with BAME communities.
Two weeks ago the CPS published a new policy on hate crime and, within it, their pledge to take crimes committed online as seriously as offline offences.
Dilara is working as an Equalities Projects Intern at The IARS International Institute.
In light of the recent deaths of black men, who lost their lives in contact with the police, the BME communities are left with distrust in the justice system in the UK. Consequently, all three men were restrained by officers, taken to a hospital, and later on died from related injuries. Furthermore, none of the officers relating to the recent incidents have been suspended .
Maija is working as a Justice Intern at The IARS International Institute.