Martin Scheinin

  • The Essence of Privacy, and Varying Degrees of Intrusion

    This brief comment will address the 6 October 2015 CJEU Grand Chamber ruling in Max Schrems, asking what it tells us about the status of two fundamental rights in the EU legal order, namely the right to the respect for private life (privacy) and the right to the protection of personal data (EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, Articles 7 and 8, respectively).

    Martin Scheinin/ Verfassungsblog- 59 Leser -
  • CJEU Opinion 2/13 – Three Mitigating Circumstances

    The academic response to CJEU Opinion 2/13 on EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights can be characterised as a combination of shock, disbelief and protest. Let me just refer to the critical blog posts by Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Leonard Besselink, Steve Peers and Walther Michl. Indeed, the Opinion looks like total overkill, as the grounds for rejecting the dr ...

    Martin Scheinin/ Verfassungsblog- 64 Leser -
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