Judge Kai Ambos (click to download)


Date of appointment: 7 February 2017


Judge Kai Ambos has been serving as the Head of the Department of Foreign and International Criminal Law and Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law and International Criminal Law at the University of Göttingen (Germany) since May 2003. He was appointed Director of the Centro de Estudios de Derecho Penal y Procesal Penal Latinoamericano (CEDPAL) of the University of Göttingen in 2013. He also served as Defence Counsel and consultant at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court. Since March 2006, Judge Ambos has been serving as a part-time Judge at the Provincial Court of Lower Saxony in Göttingen, from where he was delegated to the Appeals Court Braunschweig for 2015. Judge Ambos studied law and political science at the universities of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), Oxford (UK) and Munich (Germany). He passed his first State Examination in 1990 and his second State Examination, enabling him to practice law, in 1994. Judge Ambos obtained his PhD in 1992 and his habilitation in 2001 (both at the University of München). He has published extensively in the field of criminal law and procedure, comparative law and international criminal law.

cases/functions at the KSC:

Member of the Court of Appeals Panel in the Gucati & Haradinaj and Mustafa cases.

Member of different Court of Appeals Panels seised with interlocutory appeals in the cases against Gucati&Haradinaj, Thaçi et al. and Shala.