COVID-19 provides momentum for stopping the mission creep of counterterrorism at the UN
Martin Scheinin is Professor of International Law and Human Rights, European University Institute (Florence, Italy), since 2008. Martin was the first U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism (2005-2011) and before that member (1997-2004) of the U.N. Human Rights Committee, the treaty monitoring expert body under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. He was also th leader of the EU-funded SURVEILLE research project (2012-2015), Surveillance: Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations, and Efficiency, https://surveille.eui.eu. This project developed a multidisciplinary methodology for the evidence-based assessment of the security benefit, cost efficiency and human rights harm of surveillance technologies. Martin is currently member of the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.