Recent publication by Kai Ambos and Susann Aboueldahab on command responsibility and the Colombian peace process
“Command responsibility has been a contentious issue”, explain researchers Kai Ambos and Susann Aboueldahab in their latest article Command Responsibility and the Colombian Peace Process (2021). The researchers clarify that “the importance of this mode of individual responsibility for the prosecution of serious crimes committed during the Colombian armed conflict cannot be overestimated”.
Thus, in their text, Prof. Ambos and Aboueldahab explain how the scope of command responsibility in the context of the Colombian conflict “not only has important consequences for the possible criminalisation of the most responsible perpetrators, but also a symbolic importance with regard to the credibility and persuasive power of accountability within the Colombian Transitional Justice process as a whole”.
Kai Ambos is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law, International Criminal Law and Public International Law at Göttingen University; he is also a judge at the Kosovo Special Court, The Hague, and an advisor (amicus curiae) to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia. Susann Aboueldahab has been a researcher at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Göttingen University since 2017, studying international criminal law and public international law. She is currently working on a doctoral thesis focusing on sexualised and gender-based violence