Martin Scheinin


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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The ECtHR Finds the US Guilty of Torture – As an Indispensable Third Party?

The recent rulings by the European Court of Human Rights in two cases concerning secret detention in Poland are remarkable, not the least because their bold approach in respect of human rights violations committed by a third party, in this case the United States of America. Of course, the US is not a party to the European Convention…

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