Peter Taksøe-Jensen

Professional Career:

Ambassador of Denmark to the United States, 2010-

Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, United Nations, New York 2008-2010

Under-Secretary for Legal Affairs and Head of the Legal Service, Ministry of

Foreign Affairs of Denmark, 2003-2008

Head of Section, Department for Legal Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, 1999-2003

Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union, Brussels, 1999

Head of Section, Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union, Brussels, 1995-1999

Head of Section, Department for Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, 1992-1995

First Secretary, Royal Danish Embassy, Vienna, 1989-1992

Head of Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark 1988-1989

Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Justice, Denmark, 1986-1987

Other activities:

Chairman of the Danish Governments Commission on the Red Cross, 2007-2008, Vice-Chairman 2000-2007

Member of the Commission on Jurisdiction, established by the Danish Minister for Justice, 2004-2008

Member of the Commission on the Law on Archives, established by the Danish Minister for Culture, 2002-2003

Lecturer at numerous courses on EU Law, EU Policies and negotiations, and on EU procedures and techniques, 1999-2008