September 2020 News (UAI in the UK)

Dear Members and Supporters,
We hope that you have all come through this extraordinary summer in good health and spirits.

Today, UAI in the UK highlights three topics:


1.THE INCARCERATION BUSINESS ON TRIAL: In the latest blog on the UAI website, Raoul Walawalker puts a spotlight on the racism and discrimination involved in the ‘for profit’ prisons used to detain asylum-seekers and migrants.

http://www.against-inhumanity.org/2020/08/29/putting-the-incarceration-business-on-trial-the-dehumanization-of-racist-policies-and-for-profit-prisons/


2. ATROCITY PREVENTION : The Atrocity Prevention Working Group (APWG), supported by UAI in the UK,  is calling on the UK Government to adopt an Atrocity Prevention Strategy as part of its Integrated Review of International Policy currently in progress.

Click here to see the submission by the atrocity prevention working group to the UK integrated review of international policy

The background to the submission and the Integrated Review can be found on the website of Protection Approaches.


3. FORCED MIGRATION CONFERENCE: PSYCHOSOCIAL THEORY & PRACTICE: The University of East London’s Psychology Department is hosting a one-day conference on Friday 4 September on Mental Health and Psycho-social consequences of Forced Migration. Speakers include Lord Dubs, Gulwali Passarlay, Jeff Crisp, Professor Giorgia Dona and Martin Barber, as well as several specialists in treatment of psycho-social disorders.

Students and refugees attend for free, but others pay £20. Register for the event here.

Click here to see the full programme for the conference on forced migration – Friday, 4 September 2020.


Please let us have your feedback on any of these items by writing to us at UAI.ukcontact@gmail.com.

Best wishes,

The UAI in the UK team