The Centre for Research on Race and Law presents this workshop examining anti-racist strategic litigation. Law has long been a pivotal means through which racial categories are produced and racialised people are oppressed. However, the law is also often a last resort for racialised people in need of protection from violence, and it can work to challenge some of the most blatant forms of racism. This workshop will explore the limits and possibilities of ‘strategic’ anti-racist litigation within legal systems which tend to reproduce rather than disrupt white supremacy. This theme is particularly pressing at time in which we are witnessing attempts to enhance executive power, for example in the wake of the Brexit vote in Britain and following the election of Trump in the US.


  • Gracie-Mae Bradley from Liberty and Against Borders for Children
  • Ioannis Kalouzos from Global Legal Action Network
  • Lewis Kett from Duncan Lewis Solicitors
  • Muhammad Rabbani from CAGE
  • Josie Naughton, CEO of Help Refugees
  • Chai Patel from Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Date and Time:

Wed 18 October 2017
13:00 – 17:00 BST


Clore Management Centre
Tavistock Square
London, WC1E 7JL


CC image courtesy of Ged Carrol on Flickr 

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