H.E. Marie Jacobsson

Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Ambassador Marie Jacobsson is the Principal Legal Adviser on International Law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She was a Member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC) 2007-2016 and Special Rapporteur for the topic ‘Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts’. She is a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, a designated arbitrator under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, designated arbitrator under the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty and designated conciliator of the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration within the OSCE. She is designated Special Representative for Inclusive Peace Processes by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Member of the Swedish Women Mediation Network.

Marie Jacobsson’s work focuses on international peace and security matters. She has extensive experience of high-level multilateral and bilateral negotiations on such matters as law of the sea, polar law, international environmental law, boundary delimitation, regional security affairs, international humanitarian law and arms control.

She is Associate Professor of International Law at Lund University and holds a Doctor of Law from that University.