Cristian González Ruiz


Cristian is qualified lawyer in Colombia with over three years of experience in strategic criminal litigation specializing in white collar litigation and international criminal litigation. Recognized as Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2021. Holds a B.A. in Political Science with a focus on international relations, along with a J.D. (eq.) in Law and an LL.M. (eq.) in International Law from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He is currently an LL.M. candidate in Public International Law, specializing in International Criminal Law at Leiden University.

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Old Problems, New Approaches: Plea Negotiations in International Criminal Law – Lessons from Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace

Victims are the most affected persons in contexts of mass violence, yet they tend to be the most unheard when international justice arrives. The procedural design of international courts and tribunals, tend to focus their work on the role of prosecutors and the defense, largely ignoring the interests of victims. This has led to criticisms by several stakeholders…

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