About Niels Krabbe
Niels Krabbe is a postdoctoral researcher in international law, particularly interested in marine management and the regulation of biodiversity, climate and natural resources in the law of the sea and international environmental law. He has extensive experience from working with law of the sea policy. As deputy director with the Department for International Law, Human Rights and Treaty Law at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden he was involved in the final negotiations of the new UN oceans agreeement (BBNJ) and he has been co-chair of the EU working party on the law of the sea (COMAR). Much of his research and teaching builds on the combination of perspectives from academia and policy.
His doctoral thesis "Bioprospecting and Deep-Sea Genetic Resources in a Fragmenting International Law" (defended June 2021) examined norm conflicts between different regimes of international law with a focus on genetic resources and biotechnology. Subsequent publications have focused on the impact of marine protected areas on shipping and the integration of blue carbon in the law of the sea. He is currently involved in several research projects on the impact of the new BBNJ agreement.
Niels is course director for the course International Law in the Maritime Context (HRS500). He also teaches international law at the LLM program's first cycle and International Law in the Maritime Context, Maritime Environmental Law and Environmental Law at advanced level.
- International law
- International law and climate
- Law of the sea
- International Environmental law
- Marine governance law
Research in progress
- Shipping, climate and biodiversity - conflicting interests?
- The fairness and equity of the genetic resource regime of the BBNJ agreement
- International Law
- Inernational Environmental Law
- Law of the sea
Benefit-Sharing and Genetic Resources under the New BBNJ Treaty – a Fair Solution to the Problem of Genetic Resources of Ocean
European Society of International Law Conference 2023 - 2023
High Seas Marine Protected Areas: Impact on Shipping and the
Regulation of Risk: Transport, Trade and Environment in Perspective - 2023
Marine ecosystem bodies as entangled environments and entangled laws: drones and the marine
Regulation of ships at anchor: Safety and environmental
Reforming International Fisheries Law Can Increase Blue Carbon
Bioprospecting and deep-sea genetic resources in a fragmenting international