Professor of International Law and Human Rights Martin Scheinin
Professor of Public International Law, EUI
Email: martin.scheinin AT

Professor Martin Scheinin is Professor of Public International Law at the EUI. He was previously Director of the Human Rights Institute at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He has vast expertise in human rights law, including through his 8 years of membership of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. In 2005-2011 he served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism. He has also been Senior Expert within the FRALEX network, providing legal expertise for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, in charge of studies on Passenger Name Records, body scanners, data protection, and access to justice.


Professor Tuomas Ojanen
Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Helsinki
Professor Tuomas Ojanen (Helsinki) is Senior Research Fellow/Part-time Professor within the SURVEILLE project. He is a leading European expert on legal issues related to privacy and data protection within international law, human rights law, comparative constitutional law and European Union law and has worked closely with Prof. Scheinin in the FRALEX network.


Mr. Jonathan Andrew
Research Assistant to Prof. Martin Scheinin
Project Manager – SURVEILLE

Jonathan Andrew is the Project Manager for the SURVEILLE Consortium. He holds an LL.M in human rights law and an M.A. in Economics and Social Policy. As a Research Fellow at the EUI he will focus on the impact of the surveillance of mobile devices on freedom of movement, assembly and association. Before joining the EUI in September 2011 he worked as Senior Legal Adviser with the Danish Refugee Council in Tajikistan. His professional experience includes consulting in IT and business process reengineering.


Ms. Maria Grazia Porcedda
Research Assistant – SURVEILLE

Maria Grazia Porcedda is Research Assistant with the SURVEILLE project and will complete her PhD thesis on the reconciliation of privacy and data protection with the prevention of cybercrime and the pursuit of cyber-security. She holds an LL.M. in Comparative European and International Law from the European University Institute and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Bologna. She previously worked at the Centre de Recherche Informatique et Droit (CRID, FUNDP) on privacy and cloud computing, and as a trainee on privacy issues at both the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).


Mr. Mathias Vermeulen
Research Assistant – SURVEILLE

Mathias Vermeulen, LLM, EMA, is a Research fellow at the EUI for the FP7 projects SURVEILLE and SURPRISE. He is also writing his PhD on the right to privacy in public places at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Earlier he worked for Prof. Martin Scheinin in his capacity as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the protection of human rights while countering terrorism, at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva and at the Special Procedures Unit of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights.  (