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Charter 87

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2381 C50522
Held at: University of East London
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Full title: Charter 87
Date(s): 1987-1997
Level of description: collection
Extent: c 22 files
Name of creator(s): Charter 87 X Charter 87 for 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.


Scope and content/abstract:

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.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received, Jul 2007.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Apr 2008

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