The Future of International Human Rights Protections: Reflections from the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism
Time: 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Professor Martin Scheinin
Professor Martin Scheinin is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism. From 1997-2004, Prof Scheinin served as an independent expert on the UN Human Rights Committee. He is currently a Professor of Constitutional and International Law and Director of the Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. Prof Scheinin has recently attended and observed military commission hearings in Guantanamo, after which he concluded that it may be ‘impossible’ for defendants to receive a fair trial. Prof Scheinin’s most recent report to the UN Human Rights Council examines the relationship between terrorism and economic, social and cultural rights.
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The event is co-sponsored by the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, the Centre for Comparative and Constitutional Studies at the Melbourne Law School, and the Human Rights Law Resource Centre.
Level 18, 333 Collins Street Melbourne
Human Rights Law Resource Centre
11 March 2008
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