Markus Naarttijärvi

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Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå

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Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 5, Umeå universitet


+46 90 786 59 09


+46 90 786 65 87


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LL.M. 2008, LL.D. 2013. 

Current and past research

My research revolves around constitutional rights and rule of law. In particular the intersection of law, technology, security and human rights.

I am currently involved in two research projects. In the project "Police Work - Between Efficiency and the Rule of Law" financed by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, we investigate how different understandings of what constitutes "effective police work" influence practical police work and how these understandings consequently may interact and interfere with the preservation of Rule of Law values. The project runs between 2015 and 2018.

Between 2015 and 2018 I also run the research project "Cyber-security from a cross-legal perspective", financed by the Ragnar Söderberg foundation. In this project I research the legal responsibilities and conditions for cyber-security in relation to antagonistic attacks against government information systems with a focus on protection of private data and accountability. 

From january 2014 to june 2015 I was a part of the research project "The Crisis, the authorities and the law" financed by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, where I primarily researched constitutional aspects of crisis management.

My doctoral thesis project, finished in 2013 looked at the balancing between privacy and security interests in regards to electronic intelligence gathering by the Swedish Security Service. I approached the area from a rule of law perspective with a special focus on constitutional proportionality theories and developments in technology, privacy and security concepts.


I teach constitutional law and human rights at the first semester of the law programme. I also teach jurisprudence and philosophy of law on semester 7. 

On the police basic training programme I teach human rights and rule of law related courses.

I am involved in the advanced courses Rule of Law and International Organisations and International Law and Human Rights

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Research Themes

Rule of LawLaw and Emerging Technologies