Marie Jacobsson

Ambassador Marie Jacobsson is the Principal Legal Adviser on International Law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Her work focuses on matters of international peace and security. She has extensive experience of high-level multilateral and bilateral negotiations in the areas of international humanitarian law, the law of the sea, international environmental law, boundary delimitation and regional security.

Jacobsson was a member of the UN International Law Commission 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, arbitrator under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, arbitrator under the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty and Alternate Arbitrator ofthe Court of Conciliation and Arbitration within the OSCE, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Jacobsson has also worked as a Security Policy Analyst at the Swedish Armed Forces.

Topical expertise

  • Gender aspects of international law
  • Dispute settlement
  • International cooperation
  • UN law
  • International humanitarian law
  • International environmental law
  • The law of the sea
  • Boundary delimitation and regional security


  • Swedish
  • English


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