Newsletter May 2019

EFPA Board Human Rights and Psychology

Newsletter Year 3 Edition 5 - May 2019

Congratulations to Tony!!!

The Robert Roe award for Outstanding Contribution of Psychology to Society 2019 goes this year to Dr. Tony Wainwright - University of Exeter (UK).

The Robert A. Roe Award for Outstanding Contribution of Psychology to Society is an award initiated in 2016 by EFPA, EAWOP, the Department of Organization Studies of Maastricht University, and the Research Institute IDOCAL of University of Valencia, to be awarded to a psychologist who has made an outstanding contribution to bringing psychologists from all over Europe together, either from a scientific, professional, practical, or policy-making perspective. (see

The award will be handed over during the Opening Ceremony of the European Congress of Psychology in Moscow on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 18.00 o’clock (GMT+3).


This Newsletter gives special attention to environment and human rights, and to (forced) migration.


  • FRA weekly 13 May (doc 1)
  • FRA weekly 27 May (doc 2)


  • Being Ecological; Timothy Morton (doc 3)
  • Earth Day – NYTimes Op-Ed (doc 4)
  • In the great derangement –Amitav Gosh (doc 5)
  • Linda Steg –Climate change asks for action (doc 6)
  • Conservatism, Environmentalism and Socialism - Public Seminar (doc 7)
  • Human Rights, Ethics and Climate (doc 8)


  • ECCHR newsletter, may 2019 (doc 9)
  • European Network on Statelessness; How the Dutch (doc 10)
  • A human rights violation in Turkey; statement of the ISPP (doc 11)

UN News/ global news

  • UN News 3 May (doc 12)



(Forced) migration

  • How Europe recast the migrant body (doc 13)
  • EU letting refugees ‘die’ at sea (doc 14)
  • Dutch immigration office (doc 15)
  • Increased risk of PTSD (doc 16)
  • EU stops Mediterranean rescue boats (doc 17)


  • Torture used in Guantanamo Bay (doc 18)
  • Combatting crimes against history (doc 19)
  • It is granny time !!! (doc 20)
  • Harvard Program in refugee Treatment (doc 21)