NEWS and ACTIVITIES AFTER THE HEARING
Friday November 22, 2019
The Institute of Race Relations hosts Social Movement Unionism and the Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages
Presentation and discussion of Annelise Orleck’s pathbreaking book ‘We are all fast-food workers now’. Also speaking Khadija Najlaoi from Waling Waling. The meeting will also launch the PPT’s new publication ‘How the Hostile Environment creates Sites Without Rights’.
Friday November 22nd, 6.30pm. UCL, Room 103,
Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square,
London WC1H OPN
Only thirty tickets available. Register here via Eventbrite.
Saturday November 9 2019
9th of November a stakeholder conference will be held on Hostile Environments and Struggles for Justice to discuss common injustices faced by migrants and citizens in the UK., organised by co-convenors of the of the Permanent Peoples Tribunal session on the Human Rights of Migrants (London, 3-4 November 2018), Waling Waling and the research project ‘ETHOS – Toward an empirically informed theory of justice and fairness’.
The conference will culminate in a common statement on ending Hostile Environments in and beyond migration policy. The conference will also present the book “How the hostile environment creates sites without rights” , which presents the various evidence presented to the London Hearing of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the violations with impunity on the rights of migrants and refugees.
Since Theresa May’s pledge in 2012 to create a ‘really hostile environment’ for migrants, the politics of exclusion and austerity has made the United Kingdom an increasingly hostile place to live for citizens as well. By bringing together migrant rights activists and other groups seeking to create a more just world, this event will highlight the connections between different struggles and promote more inclusive and effective political action. It will also consider how academic institutions such as Migration Mobilities Bristol can be mobilised to support these struggles.
Hostile Environments and Struggles for Justice
Sat, 9 November 2019 09:30 – 17:00
St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate
London EC2N 4AG United Kingdom
Thursday April 4 2019
Evidence presented by Liz Fekete on behalf of the PPT at the APPG on Race and Community & APPG on
Migration Putting People First: Protecting Public Services from the Hostile Environment,
4 April 2019, Committee Room 9, Palace of Westminster.
- Corporate Watch
- Commission for Filipino Migrant Workers – Europe
- Global Justice Now (GJN)
- Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
- Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Links Network
- Lewisham Refugee Migrant Network (LRMN)
- Migrants Rights Network
- Monsoon Book Club
- Racial Justice Network, Quakers, Friends House
- RESPECT Network Europe
- Transnational Institute (TNI)
- Transnational Migrant Platform-Europe (TMP-E)
- UNITE the Union
- Waling-Waling (Supporting Migrant Workers Rights Campaign)
- War on Want
- Associazione Rurale Italiana
- Asylum Welcome (Oxford)
- Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation
- Birmingham & Coventry Branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
- Brigidine Sisters
- Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC)
- Committee on the Administration of Justice (Belfast)
- COS-Trade Union Catalonia
- daikon* zine
- Daughters of the Cross of Liege
- Disabled People Against the Cuts
- Doctors of the World UK
- Doughty Street Chambers
- Good Shepherd and OLC
- Haringey Welcome
- Holy Family of Bordeaux
- Hotel Workers Branch LE/1393 - Unite the Union
- Kanlungan Filipino Consortium
- Kent Refugee Help
- LAB Trade Union Bilbao Branch
- Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS)
- Leicester Civil Rights Movement
- Lifeline Options CIC
- Marist Sisters
- Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU )
- Migrants Organise
- Migrant Support's
- Min Quan Advocacy Group
- Miscarriages of Justice UK (MOJUK)
- Missionary Society of St Columban
- No-Deportations - Residence Papers for All
- Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR)
- Restaurant/Bar Branch LE/1647 - Unite the Union
- Reunite Families UK
- Right2workuk ltd
- Reunite Families UK
- Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary Sisters
- Sisters of Christ
- Sisters of St Joseph of Peace
- Sisters of St Louis
- Sindicatos del Obreros del Campo (SOC-SAT) Andalucia
- SOAS Detainee Support
- South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group
- The Monitoring Group
- UK Modern Slavery Research Consortium (CAJ)
- United Voices of the World
- The Voice of Domestic Worker
Thank you for your solidarity during the PPT Session in London putting the Hostile environment on trial"
Evidences were presented on the working and living conditions of migrants and refugees living and working in United Kingdom and other countries in Europe.
We would like to thank everyone. Your contribution towards preparation of the session in London made it possible for the working group to organise the hearing.
The hearing was just the beginning of the process where we seek to bring visibility to the systemic character and systematic scale of the human rights violations of migrant and refugee peoples, specifically in the policies and measures adopted to manage migration in United Kingdom and other countries in Europe.
Acknowledgement to all of you who:
- making us visible in the social networks,
- registering the activities by making photos and videos,
- cooked delicious meals,
- supported us with logistics,
- the Permanent Peoples Tribunal and the Judges.
Thank you for the financial support that was given by different organisations that was very instrumental. Thank you to the Friends House who supported as well with the venue and Waling Waling for the food of the organizers and participants.