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Kai Ambos


is professor of criminal law and head of the Department of Foreign and International Criminal Law at Göttingen University. He also serves as a judge at the Göttingen Regional Court.  

All articles of Kai Ambos


German law professor assesses possibility of war crimes in Palestine and Israel

That Hamas is breaking the law does not allow Israel to do the same, says expert on international humanitarian law

International law

Too many inconsistencies in western policy

The International Criminal Court (ICC) caused a stir when it issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

International law

The west must respect international law more consistently

In the Ukraine war, the US and its allies are paying the price for having badly damaged their own credibility in the past

Criminal justice

Limited reach

The ICC reduces perpetrators’ hope for impunity, but for people to come to terms with atrocious crimes, more must happen

Researching conflict

Understanding ­Colombia’s war

Commission seeks to explain the causes of the conflict in Colombia

Victims of dictatorship

Delayed truth, no justice

Brazil's democracy must learn from the atrocities of the military dictatorship

Middle east

Sovereign action

German law professor assesses what Palestinian Territories’ accession to ICC means and what Israel’s reaction implies

Global Governance

Misguided criticism

Criticism of International Criminal Court being too focussed on Africa is misleading


Room for improvement

Promising change of guard at the International Criminal Court

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