United Kingdom

Targeted Groups
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Genocide Stage(s)
  • Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

  • Refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants

  • The Windrush Generation and descendants

  • Muslims and Jewish people

  • UK government

  • Far-right and far-left politicians and activists

Stage 3: Discrimination, Stage 4: Dehumanization, Stage 6: Polarization
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Since 2010, the U.K. has become increasingly hostile for minorities, with the government and far-right parties often demonizing refugees, immigrants, and the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community. The government has recently made plans to criminalize aspects of the lifestyle of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, who already face high levels of normalized racism and discrimination. Additionally, the government plans to offshore asylum processes, having already unlawfully detained refugees in barracks during COVID-19. Furthermore, during the 2010s, the Home Office targeted the Windrush generation, who were invited to the U.K. from the Caribbean after WWII but wrongly considered illegal more recently, with deportations. Efforts to compensate survivors of the Windrush scandal have been considered insufficient. 

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Home Office broke equality law over treatment of Windrush generation, watchdog says | Channel 4

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‘I feared I would die’: Life inside the Napier Barracks asylum-seeker housing | Jessie Williams, openDemocracy

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Our traditions, way of life and culture are under threat, Gypsy leader warns Patel | James Tapper & Mike Glover, The Guardian