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Niels Krabbe

Doctoral Student

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Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Niels Krabbe

Doctoral student in International Law.

My thesis project Treasures of the deep – Management principles for the bioprospecting of marine genetic resources investigates how the appropriation of marine genetic resources is regulated in the international law of the sea, intellectual property rights law and environmental law. The project examines how differences in regulation reflect fundamentally diverging perspectives on ownership and commons across different regimes of international law. Apart from my thesis project I am particularly interested in the application and adaptation of the rules of the law of the sea for climate change mitigation and resilience purposes.

My supervisor are David Langlet and Ulf Petrusson


At the LLM program's first cycle I teach international environmental law during the third semester as well as Applied Environmental Law. I also teach in a number of master's level / second cycle courses:

HRS500 International Law in the Maritime Context

HRS340 International Criminal Law

HRS250 Environmental Law

HRS530 Maritime Environmental Law


I am also a teacher / examinator at the courses

MARS5B Practical Hydrography

European Marine Directives and Policies - an Interdisciplinary Perspective,

Research areas

  • Ocean Governance Law
  • International law
  • International law and climate
  • Law of the Sea
  • International Environmental Law

Research in progress

  • Treasures of the deep – Management principles for marine bioprospecting and marine genetic resources, 2016-02 - 2021-06

Teaching areas

  • International Law
  • Inernational Environmental Law
  • Law of the sea
  • International Criminal Law