After several years of negotiations the Colombian government and the oldest rebel organisation in Latin America, the FARC, agreed on the justice limb as the fourth and most important part of their negotiations. A preliminary (short) version of the agreement was published on 23 September 2015, and the longer document on 15 December 2015. This lecture will critically discuss these documents with a view to obligations under international (criminal) law.


Kai Ambos is Professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law and International Criminal Law at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He is the author and editor of numerous publications on German, comparative and international criminal law  in different languages.  Special mention deserves his Treatise on International Criminal Law (three volumes, OUP, 2013-2016) and the third edition of the Commentary on the ICC Statute (ed. together with Otto Triffterer, Beck/Hart, 2016). As of 2006, Kai Ambos is a also a judge of the district court (Landgericht) of Göttingen. He was a member of the Gotovina Defence Team at the ICTY and the (former) Mbarushimana Defence Team at the ICC and is on the ICC Defence Counsel list. As of December 2013 he is general director of the Centro de Estudios de Derecho Penal y Procesal Penal Latinoamericano (CEDPAL) of Göttingen University.