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Martin Scheinin

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Part-time Professor, Department of Law

M ScheininMartin Scheinin joined the EUI as Professor of International Law and Human Rights 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. He served as the EUI Dean of Graduate Studies from January 2016 to January 2019. After his full-time EUI contract came to an end in August 2020, he continues as part-time professor. Currently he is British Academy Global Professor at the University of Oxford and a member of the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. 

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Contact Details

Tel. [+39] 055 4686 589 / 267

Email: [email protected]

Twitter @MartinScheinin

Administrative Assistance: [email protected]

Postal address: Law Department | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence - Italy (Villa Salviati, Castello - Office SACA 212)

Working Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish (active); French, German, Italian, Norwegian and Danish (passive)


Research Interests

  • Public International Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • The Law of Countering Terrorism
  • Privacy and Surveillance
  • General doctrines and methodologies of human rights law

Research Projects

  • PluriCourts: Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order. Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo.
  • Towards a World Court of Human Rights
    Consolidated Draft Statute of May 2010, as published in Kozma, Julia, Manfred Nowak and Martin Scheinin: A World Court of Human Rights - Consolidated Statute and Commentary. Vienna: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2010.
    The project continues towards a monograph.

Selected Publications

Page last updated on 16 April 2021

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