Professor of International Law and Human Rights
Appointed in September 2008, contract renewed until August 2016
European University Institute
Via Boccaccio 121
50133 Firenze - Italy
Tel. [+39] 055 4685 589 / 275
Fax [+39] 055 4685 200
E mail Martin.Scheinin@eui.eu
Administrative Assistant: Claudia de Concini
Working languages: Finnish, English, Swedish (active); French, German, Italian, Norwegian and Danish (passive)
Detailed CV and Bibliography
Martin Scheinin joined the EUI in 2008 after 15 years as professor in Finland. In 1993-1998 he was Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Helsinki where he also got his doctorate in 1991. In 1998-2008 he was Professor of Constitutional and International Law and Director of the Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. In 1997-2004 he was a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, the treaty body acting under the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In 2005 he was appointed as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, a position of trust he held until July 2011. Currently he is the President of the International Association of Constitutional Law.
"Currently I am supervising researchers in human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international organizations law, and other areas of public international law. As a contract extension is in the pipeline, I will be taking new supervisees also in 2014, for full four years until August 2018. I would be particularly interested in projects that relate to human rights treaties, their monitoring mechanisms and interpretation, or to the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, or to surveillance and its impact upon privacy and other human rights. EUI professors do not participate in the formulation of research proposals by applicants. That said, potential applicants should feel free to contact me if they wish to check whether a particular topic fits within my areas of interest."