Prof. Kai Ambos receives award for his scientific work: Niedersächsischer Wissenschaftspreis 2020
Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Kai Ambos has been awarded the Lower Saxony Science Prize 2020 (Niedersächsicher Wissenschaftspreis) in the “Scientist” (Wissenschaftler) category. This award honours those who have made outstanding achievements in research and teaching and have also contributed substantially to the development of higher education in Lower Saxony.
Professor Ambos has served as a professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law, International Criminal Law and Public International Law at University of Göttingen since 2003. In 2013, he was appointed director of the Centre for the Study of Latin American Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (CEDPAL), an autonomous body belonging to the Institute of Criminal Sciences at School of Law at University of Göttingen. He was appointed a judge at the State Court in Göttingen in 2006, but has been on temporary leave from the judiciary since his appointment as a judge at the Special Court for Kosovo in 2017. He has served as an expert in numerous proceedings for the prosecution of international crimes in Latin America and other parts of the world, as well as before international criminal tribunals. In 2013, Professor Ambos received an honorary doctorate from Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana in Iquitos. In 2017, he was appointed amicus curiae to the Peace Tribunal of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia and in 2018, he received the Colombian Press Society Award for his services to the Colombian peace process. Professor Ambos is particularly distinguished for his international, socially and politically relevant work.
Further information at the CEPDAL web page (in German)
(NWText: CEDPAL. English: Tiziana Laudato)