The UK Race and Europe Network (UKREN) is a network of local and national organisations across Great Britain and Northern Ireland that work to combat race discrimination within a European context. It does this through sharing information between members and co-ordinating action on race equality issues. It aims to provide policy makers with a UK civil society perspective on European race equality issues and to encourage a positive public debate on race in Europe. Membership is open to organisations in the UK who fight racism and promote race equality. It is free to join.

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Ratna Lachman, racial justice leader

Monday 24 July 2017
Category: General
Posted by: admin

Ratna Lachman, racial justice leader, Director of JUST and a Triustee of UKREN, sadly passed away on 23 July. This is my personal piece about her.

Challenges faced by Roma victims of hate crime in the UK

Tuesday 27 June 2017
Category: General
Posted by: admin

On 1 July I was invited to speak at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance. I was specifically asked to address the challenges faced by Roma victims of hate crime in the UK. This is what I said

Is Restorative Justice a solution to the growing problem of hate crime?

Thursday 27 April 2017
Category: General
Posted by: admin

So what really is stopping us from testing and trialling Restorative Justice for victims and perpetrators of hate crime? This article makes the case for using Restorative Justice as a solution to hate crime.

Latest news

A manifesto for race equality in Britain

Britain is at a crossroads on race equality, Brexit, immigration and identity. A coalition of race equality organisations has drawn up a plan to put fairness and equal life chances for Britain’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. So that we can all face future challenges together, equally. Read the manifestyo here: https://www.raceequality2017.org.uk

'Great Repeal Bill' should not be used to avoid parliamentary scrutiny

On 8 March, the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords proposed new measures to safeguard the rights of Parliament as the process of Brexit gets underway. 

New EU Commission plans on returns and detention will create more harm and suffering

Bowing down to political pressure to be “tough” on irregular migration, the European Commission has turned its back on the full implementation of human rights safeguards in its Returns’ Directive and is actively pushing member states to lower the bar.


ECRI report on UK

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance published their monitoring report on the UK on 4 October.

UKREN activities

UKREN AGM and UK launch of ENAR's report on migration and racism

UKREN held its Annual General Meeting together with the UK launch of the European Network Against Racism’s (ENAR) shadow report on migration and racism, on the afternoon of Thursday 4 May in London. The report can be found here.


Cities and Communities: alternative approaches to combating race and religious hate

UKREN seminar that examined successful approaches to how cities and communities can prevent hate crime, increase reporting of incidents and better protect victims. Speakers include a community advocate from Northern Ireland, a police commissioner from Antwerp, a director of a highly successful community organisation, a big city and a small city.


UKREN tweets

My personal tribute to Ratna Lachman, racial justice leader, who sadly passed away on 23 July: https://t.co/AAdjWe5sHi
RT @DetentionForum: Immigration detainees bring legal challenge against £1 an hour 'slave' wages https://t.co/eYlEeS7exs
RT @CommissionerHR: The victims of the #Srebrenicagenocide deserve respect and support https://t.co/mpmtYjKkRy
Absolutely unforgivable use of explicitly racist language- we cannot deny the presence of racism within the… https://t.co/u7dW9VVR53
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