Profile of Invited Expert “Ambos”

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Full Name
Kai Ambos, Dr.jur., Privatdozent LMU München
Professor of Law
Georg-August-University Göttingen

Apart from being Professor of Law, Ambos served as a Judge at the Provincial Court (Landgericht) of Lower Saxony in Göttingen from March 24, 2006 to February 7, 2017 (from January 2015 to 30 September 2015 delegated to the Appeals Court (Oberlandesgericht) Braunschweig); with his appointment as Judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC), The Hague, on February 7, 2017 he took leave from this judicial position. On December 6, 2017 he has been appointed as Advisor (Amicus Curiae) to the Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace. Judge Ambos is also since December 2013 Director of the Centro de Estudios de Derecho Penal y Procesal Penal Latinoamericano (CEDPAL) of Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Criminal Law Forum (Springer, Society for the Reform of Criminal law) and, in different capacities, as member in various editorial boards of national and international journals.

Selected Citations to Published Materials
  • Kai Ambos, Treatise on International Criminal Law (Vol. I 2d ed. 2021, Vol. II 1st ed. 2014, Vol. III 1st ed. 2016).
  • Kai Ambos, National Socialist Criminal Law: Continuity and Radicalization (2019).
  • Kai Ambos, The Current State and Future of Comparative Criminal Law—A German Perspective, 24 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 9 (2020), paywall.
  • Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Article-by-Article Commentary ( Kai Ambos ed., 4th ed. 2022), paywall.


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