Kai Ambos

About/Bio

Kai Ambos is a Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law, International Criminal Law, and Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of Georg-August-University Göttingen (GAU) (Germany). He also serves as Judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, The Hague. He is also the Director General of the Center for Studies of Latin American Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law (CEDPAL) at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He writes in his academic capacity.

Recently Published

Pardon for Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori: New Chapter, Same Plot?

In December 2023, Alberto Fujimori, Peru’s President from 1990 to 2000, was released from prison by the order of the Peruvian Constitutional Court (CC). In response, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) declared Peru in contempt of the Court and imposed a reinforced monitoring of its judgments in the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta cases. Although both…

Read more

International Criminal Law in Germany: An Overdue but Incomplete Reform

After more than 20 years of German practice in international criminal law (ICL) pursuant to the entry into force of the Code of Crimes against International Law (Völkerstrafgesetzbuch, VStGB) in 2002, the Federal Government has proposed a Draft Bill (Draft) to amend German ILC at various levels. The Draft primarily provides for…

Read more

Nicaragua: Expatriation as an Aggravated Form of Political Persecution

In an unprecedented move in the modern history of international law, Nicaragua has stripped more than 300 dissident citizens of their nationality in the last two weeks. 222 of these citizens were deported to the United States on 9 February (see here), with the Managua Appeals Court (Tribunal de Apelaciones) removing their nationality the day…

Read more