Martin Schönteich

Open Society Justice Initiative


Martin Schönteich Senior Legal Officer: National Criminal Justice Reform at Open Society Justice Initiative and former senior researcher in the Crime and Justice Program at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria, South Africa. Before joining ISS, Schonteich was a public prosecutor with the Department of Justice. For two years he managed the South African Institute of Race Relations' parlimentary affairs office, where he undertook policy-related research on the criminal justice system.

Featured Work

DEC 31, 2002 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 8 (Fall 2002): Public Security and Human Rights: Articles: Restricting the Right to Shoot

Martin Schönteich details the life and eventual passage of a controversial piece of legislation in crime-ridden South Africa. Makubetse Sekhonyane provides some insights from ...