Charter 87

Scope and Content

Papers of Charter 87, 1987-1997, including minutes of a Steering Group; a complete run of the 'Newsletter' and occasional publication 'News Updating'; correspondence, chiefly with the Home Office and press cuttings relating to asylum-seekers and refugees.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charter 87, or Charter 87 for Refugees, was a human rights group in existence between the years 1987 and 1997. It was concerned with human rights issues pertaining to refugees and asylum seekers. Charter 87 also sought the incorporation of the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees into British Law.


Original order

Access Information

The collection contains some material closed under the Data Protection Act, apply to the archivist for details on access.

Acquisition Information

Received, Jul 2007.

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to copyright and the condition of the original, may be supplied. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the archivist.

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