Professor Martin Scheinin

For the duration of his Global Professorship Martin Scheinin is hosted by the University of Oxford.
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The project ‘Addressing the Digital Realm through the Grammar of Human Rights Law’ will address a range of interconnected challenges related to the exponential growth of information created, communicated, stored and exploited in electronic and overwhelmingly digitised form. These challenges are societal and they have distinct and important legal dimensions that will be addressed by examining whether human rights law, as it has developed within the post-1945 conceptual framework, is capable of addressing the major challenges that characterise the current digital information age. The project will convene a series of annual workshops between conceptual thinkers, experts and policy-makers and result in several journal articles across its wide range of sub-themes, culminating in a final conference and an academic monograph in 2024.

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