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Martin Scheinin

Part-time Professor

Department of Law

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Villa Salviati- Castle, SACA212

Working languages

Finnish, English, Swedish

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Martin Scheinin

Part-time Professor

Department of Law


Martin 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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Prof. Scheinin is conducting a four-year research project 'Addressing the Digital Realm through the Grammar of Human Rights Law’ (2020-2024)

Prof. Scheinin is collaborating with PluriCourts - Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order. PluriCourts is now hosting his long-term research on a future World Court of Human Rights

Prof. Scheinin is contributor to various blogs:

Just Security


EJIL: Talk!

Opinio Juris



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