Professor Martin Scheinin

Event date: 
28 Apr 2008 6:00pm
Venue: 
Baker and McKenzie, Level 27, AMP Centre, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney , NSW, 2000

Professor Martin Scheinin is Professor of Constitutional and International Law, Director of the Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.  He is a leading academic expert in the field of human rights, has served as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, and currently serves as the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism. He also chairs the International Law Association's Committee on International Human Rights Law and Practice. His current research projects include the implementation of a human rights-based approach to development, constitutional issues of the international community, and preventive and reactive dimensions of international human rights monitoring. Professor Scheinin is in Australia on an academic visit.