JUST West Yorkshire Interviews Sanaz Raji from the JUSTICE4SANAZ Campaign

    Up until October 2011 Sanaz Raji was a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds. Sanaz found out that her scholarship had been revoked because of “insufficient academic progress”. Sanaz disputes this and asserts that it was she…

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Open Statement: JUST West Yorkshire’s Concerns over the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Review of the Complaint’s Process

JUST wrote to PCC Mark-Burns Williamson expressing our lack of confidence in The Crawford Review. Our four key areas of concerns are outlined below.  We have also reproduced his response which follows on from our statement.  JUST is extremely disappointed…

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Racial Justice Bulletin – 27 November 2013

The Racial Justice Bulletin will break for December - making this the last Bulletin of 2013. We at JUST West Yorkshire would like to thank all our readers. We wish you a warm and safe winter and the Racial Justice…

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Speech: Racial Justice – A Business Case for North East’s Economic Survival

Building a Regional Response The brief for today's presentation is two-fold – firstly to share with you how JUST West Yorkshire has responded to the rolling back of the race agenda in our region. Secondly I want to address why…

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JUST West Yorkshire’s Response to the Home Office’s Immigration Bill Consultation November 2013

JUST West Yorkshire is a Bradford-based organization that promotes racial justice, civil liberties and human rights across Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.  We are writing to express our strong opposition to the Immigration Bill that we believe is being…

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Racial Justice Bulletin – 20 November

This week’s feature is Professor Kevin Hylton’s Inaugural Lecture: ‘What is critical race theory and what is it doing in a nice field like sport and leisure?’In this lecture, Professor Kevin Hylton from the Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure drew on his ground-breaking work on Critical Race Theory (CRT) to unpack and explore its relevance to sport and leisure theory, policy and practice.

View our email  version of the bulletin here

 

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The Crawford Review on the Handling of Police Complainants and Conduct

  Have you been unhappy about the way in which West Yorkshire Police have dealt with your complaints? Have you been concerned about the manner in which complaints against police conduct are handled? If you are a member of the public…

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Position Statement : We Are Wakefield -EDL Not Welcome in Wakefield

We strongly oppose plans by the violent English Defence League (EDL) to hold a racist demonstration in Wakefield on Saturday 23 November.   We urge everyone to build the largest possible united peaceful celebration of multicultural Wakefield on Saturday 23…

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Freedom of Speech and Power

By Paul Bernal Freedom of expression and power…  Freedom of expression is enshrined in pretty much every important human rights document. That should make us ask a number of questions. What do we mean by freedom of expression and why…

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Racial Justice Bulletin – 13 November

From the University of East Anglia Law lecturer Paul Bernal writes this week’s commentary.

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