Newsletter March 2019

Newsletter Year 3 Edition 3 - March 2019


EFPA Board Human Rights and Psychology

The Board HR&Psy meeting will take place this year in Pula, Croatia in May 25-26.
Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Ulica Ivana Matetica Ronjgova 1 (ulica means street). 


  • FRA weekly 18 March (doc 1)
  • FRA weekly 25 February (doc 2)
  • FRA Opinion 11-18/2 (doc 3)
  • European Commission call for proposals on “Capacity building for litigating cases relating to democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights violations” (doc 11)


  • 12th European Forum on the Rights of the Child (doc 4). Kerstin Söderström will attend this symposium. (docs 4 and 5)
  • Human Rights Watch: Abuses against Children Suspected of ISIS Affiliation in Iraq (doc 7)
  • Sexual Assault of Detained Migrant Children reported in the Thousands since 2015 (doc 8)
  • OHCHR: Concept note for a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment (doc 14)



  • ‘Ode to Sadness’, a new text to the European Hymn, written by the Palestinian, Syrian, Swedish poet Ghayath Almadhoun. (doc 6)
  • ENS: A Catalyst for Action: Working to Address Statelessness in Europe (doc 9)
  • European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Latvia And Russia (doc 10)
  • ENS: The power to deprive: prejudiced and precarious citizenship (doc 15)


  • Global Environment Outlook (doc 12)
  • Greta Thunberg (doc 13)

UN News/ global news (poverty)

  • Poverty (doc 16)
  • Economic Dignity (doc 17)


  • Never Auschwitz Again lecture by Philippe Sands (doc 18)
  • Maya Oppenheim, The women who risked their lives to uncover the crimes of the Holocaust,The Independent, February 27 2019 (doc 19)
  • What We Must Learn from the History of French Feminism, An interview with Lisa Greenwald, Public Seminar, March 7, 2019 (doc 20)
  • When Facebook spread hate, NY Times, February 12 2019 (doc 21)
  • From 25 to 30 March 2019, lawyers, artists, constitutional historians and civil society experts will meet in Namibia to discuss these questions in an interdisciplinary way. “Namibia: A Week of Justice” opens with the symposium “Colonial Injustice – Addressing Past Wrongs,” organized in Windhoek by the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Akademie der Künste (AdK) in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. (docs 22-23)
  • International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance; Annual report 2018 (doc 24)
  • Daniel Gaztambide, Public Seminar, March 7, 2019, Minding Race and Class in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (doc 25)
  • SCRA BIEENIAL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP, June 25, 2019, 9AM-4PM, Decolonizing Critical Community Psychology, Illinois (doc 26)
  • Geuter, U. (1992). Cambridge studies in the history of psychology. The professionalization of psychology in Nazi Germany (R. J. Holmes, Trans.). New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press. (doc 27)

And a presentation of FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty in the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 21 March 2019 from 10:45 – 11:50; live stream,