Martin Scheinin

About/Bio

Martin Scheinin is Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the European University Institute. Previously he has served as a member of the Human Rights Committee (1997-2004) and as the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism (2005-2011).

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NGOs and ECtHR judges: A Clarification

The 5 March blog post by Grégor Puppinck is not really a result of academic research, nor does it manage to identify an actual problem of public policy. Despite its civility in style and appearance of balance, the blog post, as well as the underlying European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) report written by the…

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Turkey’s Derogation from Human Rights Treaties – An Update

In an earlier post of 27 July I provided a first assessment of Turkey’s declared derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and an assessment what kind of measures could be expected, as derogations both from the ECHR and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). This new post provides an update, partly…

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Turkey’s Derogation from the ECHR – What to Expect?

In the aftermath of the failed 15 July coup, Turkey’s government declared a state of emergency and subsequently on 21 July notified the Council of Europe that it “may” derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).  So far there is no information of a possible notification to the United Nations concerning derogations from the International…

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