Newsletter January 2019

EFPA Board Human Rights and Psychology, Newsletter Year 3 Edition 1 - January 2019

EFPA Board Human Rights and Psychology

  • Erasmus Plus exchange:

Thanks to our Board's initiative for Human Rights Education, our Board member Marlena Plavšić and our Bahamian colleague Ava Thompson are preparing for an exchange via Erasmus Plus mobility programme. They will be giving lectures and workshops related, among other, to human rights and psychology: Marlena will be guest teacher at the University of Bahamas (Nassau, Bahamas) in February, and Ava will be guest teacher at the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula (Pula, Croatia) in May 2019. 

  • The editors of the textbook Human Rights Education for Psychologists had a Board meeting in Amsterdam on January 10-11, this year. (see picture of the editorial board hereunder) 


  • Newsletter January (doc 17)


  • Call for solidarity (doc 2); EASP
  • A matter of strife and death. The arrest of a university student for attending a funeral has unsettled Turkey. INDEXONCENSORSHIP.ORG (doc 3)
  • RAFTO Prize nominations (doc 4)
  • Preventing Torture in Europe. CoE (doc 5)
  • Sport and prisons in Europe (2018). CoE (doc 6)
  • Prize for Humanities, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences and Law. Our Scientific Director Manfred Nowak was awarded the Prize for Humanities, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences and Law of the City of Vienna. Manfred Nowak is the Scientific Director and founder of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights in Vienna. In addition to his extensive publishing activities, he is distinguished by his many years of research and teaching work and as UN Special Rapporteur on torture. He tirelessly developed a variety of mediation projects for a broader public in the field of human rights and human dignity.
  • The state of human rights in Europe Read here

UN News/ global news

  • The chaos behind Donald Trump's policy of family separation at the border. CBS News. (doc 7)

Migration/ Refugees

  • Syrian refugee boy fears school; The Independent (doc 8)
  • It’s an Act of Murder; How Europe Outsources Suffering as Migrants Drown. NYTimes. (doc 9) Read here


  • International Conference on Women, Safety and Health in Asia Kathmandu, Nepal, August 29–31, 2019; Pre-Conference Workshops at Kathmandu University Dhulikhel, August 27–28, 2019; Read here  
  • The last Utopia, Samuel Moyn, to be retrieved from: Read here 
  • Decolonizing psychological science, Glenn Adams et al. (doc 10)
  • Fred Greenstein, 88, Dies; Political ‘Psychologist’ Assessed Presidents; NYTimes (doc 11)
  • Janel Gauthier, Human Rights in Codes of Ethics. Part I and II. (docs 12 and 13)
  • Minority ethnic Britons face 'shocking' job discrimination; Exclusive: UK research finds levels of discrimination unchanged since late 1960s; Haroon Siddique, The Guardian. (doc 14)
  • The Girl Who Lost Her Country. Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI). (doc 15)
  • Antoon de Baets. Crimes against history. Book (doc 16)
(Editorial board of the textbook Human Rights Education for Psychologists - Amsterdam)