In Kooperation mit dem Office of the Prosecutor des International Criminal Court (ICC) wirkte die Abteilung für Ausländisches und Internationales Strafrecht der Universität Göttingen unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos und koordiniert durch Dr. Alexander Heinze bei der Entwicklung der sog. ICC Case Matrix mit. Sie ist ein Service der ICC Legal Tools und bietet seit November 2013 registrierten Nutzern eine mehrsprachige Rechtsprechungsübersicht über die Tatbestandsmerkmale und Beweiselemente der Art. 6-8, 25 und 28 ICC-Statute.

Die Presseerklärung des ICC über den Start der Case Matrix finden Sie hier.


Einen direkten Zugang zur Case Matrix erhalten Sie unter www.casematrixnetwork.org sowie über die Seite des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs.


Das Kooperationsabkommen erhalten Sie hier zum Download als PDF.


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Coordination/Revision:

  • Dr. Alexander Heinze

Revision:

  • Prof. Dr. María Laura Böhm
  • Dr. Stefanie Bock
  • StA’in Sabine Klein
  • Nicolas Schaeffer

Contribution:

  • Anina Timmermann
  • Uta Nolte
  • Antonia Bautsch
  • Annika Poschadel
  • Svenja Meininghaus
  • Franziska Wolf
  • Anna Hoehmann
  • Hsiang Pan

 

Proposal of a General Part for International Criminal Law (1996)

 

 

Das Projekt beschäftigte sich mit neuen Formen und Modellen der supranationalen Strafverfolgung schwerster internationaler Verbrechen (Völkermord, Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit und Kriegsverbrechen) in Post-Konflikt-Situationen. Solche neuen Modelle werden zusätzlich zu den vom UN-Sicherheitsrat direkt eingesetzten Ad Hoc-Tribunalen für das ehemalige Jugoslawien und Ruanda entwickelt. Sie sehen die Strafverfolgung internationaler Verbrechen im Rahmen einer Übergangsadministration der UN (Ost-Timor) oder auf der Grundlage einer bilateralen Vereinbarung zwischen den UN und dem betroffenen Staat (Sierra Leone und Kambodscha) vor.

 

 

 

 

 Reformas Procesales Penales en América Latina

 

"El proyecto se inició en noviembre de 1997 y fue terminado en agosto de 2000 con la publicación "Las Reformas Procesales Penales en América Latina", coordinada por Julio Maier/Kai Ambos/Jan Woischnik. El libro contiene una introducción (Maier/Struensee), informes nacionales de 15 paises (Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay y Venezuela) y un resumen comparativo (Ambos/Woischnik). Tiene 896 pp. y fue publicado por editorial Ad Hoc (Argentina) junto con la Fundación Konrad Adenauer y el Instituto Max Planck de Derecho Penal Extranjero e Internacional."

 

 

Nationale Strafverfolgung völkerrechtlicher Verbrechen im internationalen Vergleich - Lateinamerika

  • zusammenfassende Ergebnisse der Studie in deutscher Sprache: Lateinamerika Analysen, Heft 9, Oktober 2004, Institut für Iberoamerikakunde Hamburg, S. 181-194.
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Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft hat einen Antrag von Prof. Ambos auf Förderung der Erarbeitung eines 'Treatise on International Criminal Law' in modifizierter Form bewilligt. Das Projekt hat am 1.11.2009 begonnen und soll zunächst zwei Jahre dauern.

 

Ein vorläufiges Inhaltsverzeichnis finden Sie hier. Dabei handelt es sich um ein das beantragte Gesamtvorhaben betreffendes Inhaltsverzeichnis. Im zeitlichen Rahmen von zwei Jahren wird voraussichtlich lediglich eine Bearbeitung des materiellen Teils (Teile I-III) möglich sein.

 

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Prof. Dr. Ambos berät das vom Auswärtigen Amt finanzierte Projekt ProFis der Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit - GTZ - , das im Rahmen des kolumbianischen Friedensprozesses die Unterstützung der kolumbianischen Generalstaatsanwaltschaft bei der Anwendung des Gesetzes Nr. 975 vom 25.7.2005 (Gesetz für Frieden und Gerechtigkeit) zum Ziel hat.

 

In diesem Zusammenhang hat er zwei rechtsvergleichende Untersuchungen (casebooks) zur mittelbaren Täterschaft  und dem zwangsweisen Verschwindenlassen koordiniert. Außerdem hat er mit drei Mitarbeitern/Doktoranden (Florian Huber, Rodrigo González-Fuente, John Zuluaga) an einer Studie zu dem Gesetz 975/05 im Hinblick auf seine Vereinbarkeit mit dem Komplementaritätsgrundsatz des Art. 17 IStGH-Statut gearbeitet, welche unten zum Download bereit steht..

 

Die Studie wurde am 29 Oktober 2009 in Bogotá vorgestellt (homepage.gif CNRR). Sie wurde im Februar 2010 veröffentlicht (icon PDF). Eine englische Kurzfassung wird bei Springer erscheinen.

 

homepage.gif The Colombian Peace Process and the Principle of Complementarity of the International Criminal Court

Is there sufficient willingness and ability on the part of the Colombian authorities or should the Prosecutor open an investigation now? Extended version of the Statement in the "Thematic session: Colombiao', ICC OTP - NGO roundtable,,19120 October 2010, The Hague.

 

icon Procedimiento de la Ley de Justicia y Paz (LEY 975 DE 2005) y Derecho Penal Internacional

icon  Selección y priorización como estrategia de persecución en los casos de crímenes internacionales

Selección y priorización como estrategia de persecución en los casos de crímenes internacionales: Un estudio comparado, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Primera edición, Bogotá, 2011.

Copyright: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), www.profis.com

 

Interview mit Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos in "La hora de las víctimas" der CNRR:

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Translation of the German law on cooperation with the ICC

Text and motives in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.

The German version is available here: Text and Motives

 

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Guillermo Orce (motives)

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Translation of the German Code of International Criminal Law

in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

The translations were made possible by the financial support of the German Ministry of Justice (English) and Goethe-Institut Inter Nations e.v. (other languages). The project was realized under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos (in his former post as senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute für Foreign and International Criminal Law).  

 

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Professor Kai Ambos has initiated a project on the foundational principles and concepts of Anglo-German Criminal Law and Justice. The project participants come from Germanic and Anglo-American jurisdictions, and have been carefully selected to reflect a diversity of backgrounds with either a more theoretical/normative or a more empirical focus. All are dis-tinguished international scholars. The general editor of the project is Prof. Kai Ambos, the edito-rial committee consists of Prof. Antony Duff (University of Minnesota/ University of Stirling), Prof. Julian Roberts (University of Oxford) and Prof. Thomas Weigend (University of Cologne).

Criminal law and criminal justice is becoming increasingly globalised. The era in which individual jurisdictions developed their own codes, statutes and systems of justice with little regard to other systems and countries is long over. In its place there is a growing desire to develop common approaches to common problems and to learn from the diversity of current practice in differ-ent countries. That development, however, requires a thorough, systematic, multi-jurisdictional comparative analysis, of a kind that has not been provided by recent and existing comparative projects—which are still relatively infrequent, and typically focus on a specific topic or issue. The aim of such a systematic analysis would be to see whether it is possible to articulate a common grammar or set of foundational concepts that could ground productive trans-jurisdictional discussion and progress. This project will explore that possibility.

At present, attempts at trans-jurisdictional debate and agreement are too often beset by mutual misunderstanding. Although English is the new lingua franca in international and comparative criminal law (as well as in international criminal justice institutions), there are many ambiguities and uncertainties with regard to foundational criminal law concepts. The principal reason for this is that they do not exclusively originate from the English-speaking common law world but are to a great extent taken from the civil law jurisdictions of France, Germany and Italy. As a result, the application of these concepts in English – by and within international institutions and even in academic discourse – is often ambiguous or even misleading. Professionals working in these or-ganisations and academics engaged in collaborative comparative (criminal) law projects often do not understand each other, using the same terms with different meanings or different terms mean-ing the same. There is no consensual common language. One of the purposes of the current project is to see whether it is possible to develop such a common grammar for fundamental concepts. If such a grammar can be developed, this will facilitate and enhance collaborative, cross-jurisdictional exchanges, leading to comparative and theoretical insights.

To make the project manageable, it will initially focus on the Germanic (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and principal Anglo-American jurisdictions (England and Wales, Scotland, the USA, and Canada), to establish whether they share a set of foundational concepts. In a second phase, we may extend the inquiry beyond these jurisdictions, to broaden the basis of our findings, and may include further civil law jurisdictions (particularly France, Italy, and Spain as well as Scan-dinavian countries); further, we will have to consider to look beyond Europe and North America—to Africa, to China, to Japan and Latin America. The method of analysis is comparative (multi-jurisdictional), analytical and empirical, with an initial focus—as noted above—on Germanic and Anglo-American jurisdictions.

The project group has already met to conduct a project ‘scoping’ meeting in Cambridge (in June 2016) and Göttingen (March 2017) and further meetings are scheduled for Oxford (September 2017) and Frankfurt (Spring 2018). The intention is to mount two meetings each year, alternating between Germany and the UK.

Given the multijurisdictional and multidisciplinary approach of the project, we aim at having co-authored papers for different topics on Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminal Justice, with authors from different jurisdictions as well as theoretical and empirical backgrounds. The editorial committee, consisting of the General Editor, the Domain Editors and the Advisor, will take the final decision on publication of a paper. As to publications, we are in negotiations with Cambridge University Press which have a strong interest to publish the scholarly output of the project. A first publication is envisaged for 2018, with further volumes and an online publica-tion format to follow. Subject to ongoing discussions with the publisher, we envisage a dynamic and innovative dissemination strategy. In addition to a hardcopy volume there will be online and updated versions of the chapters.

 

Participants

General Editor

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Kai Ambos (Georg-August-University of Göttingen)

Domain Editors

Criminal Law: Prof. Antony Duff (University of Stirling/ University of Edinburgh)

Criminal Procedure: Prof. Dr. Thomas Weigend (University of Cologne)

Criminal Justice: Prof. Julian Roberts (University of Oxford)

Authors

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Kai Ambos (Georg-August-University of Göttingen)

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bock (Philipps-University Marburg)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Burchard, LL.M. (NYU) (Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M.)

Prof. James Chalmers (University of Glasgow)

Prof. Luis E. Chiesa (University at Buffalo)

Dr. Antje du Bois-Pedain (University of Cambridge)

Dr. Matthew Dyson (University of Oxford)

Prof. Richard Frase (University of Minnesota)

Prof. Dr. Luís Greco (University of Augsburg/ HU Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Stefan Harrendorf (Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald)

Dr. Alexander Heinze, LL.M. (TCD) (Georg-August-University of Göttingen)

Prof. Neha Jain (University of Minnesota)

Prof. Máximo Langer (UCLA, California)

Prof. Dr. Frank Meyer (University of Zürich)

Prof. Dr. Carsten Momsen (FU Berlin)

Prof. Thomas O’Malley (NUI Galway)

Prof. Kent Roach (University of Toronto)

Prof. Julian Roberts (University of Oxford)

Prof. Paul Roberts (University of Nottingham)

Dr. Findlay Stark (University of Cambridge)

Prof. Dr. Carl Friedrich Stuckenberg (University of Bonn)

Prof. Malcolm Thorburn (University of Toronto)  

Prof. Jenia Iontcheva Turner (SMU Dedman School of Law)

Prof. Richard Vogler (University of Sussex)

Prof. Alec Walen (Rutgers)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weigend (University of Cologne)

Prof. Lucia Zedner (University of Oxford)

Dr. Andrew Cornford (University of Edinburgh

Prof. Dr. Bettina Weißer (University of Cologne)

Jun.-Prof. Elisa Hoven (University of Cologne)

Dr. Anneke Petzsche, MSc (Oxford) (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Advisor
Prof. Sir Anthony Bottoms (University of Cambridge)

 

Meetings

I. Göttingen, 27/28.03.2017

1. Presentations

Participation (outline)
Antje du Bois-Pedain (Cambridge); Commentator Stefanie Bock (Marburg)

Normative Pluralism/structure (Codification, common law, general/special part, general principles etc.) (outline)
Matthew Dyson (Oxford); Commentator Paul Roberts (Nottingham)

Crimes of endangerment
Antony Duff (Stirling); Commentator Christoph Burchard (Frankfurt)

Sexual Crimes
Thomas O’Malley (Galway); Commentator Carl-Friedrich Stuckenberg (Bonn)

Charges (accusation, indictment)
Thomas Weigend (Köln); Commentator Neha Jain (Minnesota)

Criminal history enhancements at sentencing
Julian Roberts (Oxford); Commentator Stefan Harrendorf (Greifswald)

Action and omission (conduct)
Kai Ambos (Göttingen); Commentator Alec Walen (Rutgers)

2. Further Participants

Carl-Friedrich Stuckenberg; Neha Jain; Frank Meyer; Stefanie Bock; Stefan Harrendorf; Christoph Burchard; Alexander Heinze; Carsten Momsen; Findley Stark; Paul Roberts; Anneke Petzsche

Further Meetings

Oxford, 18./19.9.2017

Frankfurt a.M., 5./6.4.2018
 

Topics

General Principles/ Concepts/ Methods

  • Methods of Comparative Law
  • Normative Pluralism/structure (Codification, common law, general/special part, general principles etc.) + Structure of the criminal offence/liability (Matt Dyson/Frank Meyer)

  • The Origins of Civil and Common Law in Comparative Criminal Justice (Maximo Langer)
  • (In)determinacy (legality principle, nullum crimen) (Bettina Weißer)
  • Criminalisation Criteria (harm, Rechtsgut, violation of rights, interests)
  • Concepts and Taxonomies of Criminal Procedure (Paul Roberts)
  • Due Process (Lucia Zedner)
  • Constitutional Criminal Law (Malcolm Thorburn/ Christoph Burchard)
  • Human Rights and Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Procedural Justice
  • Cosmopolitan Criminal Jurisprudence (International Criminal Justice)

Criminal Law

General Principles/ General Part

  • Crimes of endangerment (Antony Duff)
  • Action and omission (conduct) (Kai Ambos)
  • Participation (Antje du Bois-Pedain)
  • Culpability/Mens Rea/Liability (psychological-normative level) + Preparatory Offences (Findlay Stark/ Stefanie Bock)
  • Criminal Negligence
  • Attempts, incl. inchoate liability
  • Grounds Excluding Responsibility/Defences (Exculpation)
  • Responsibility for outcomes (causation/ imputation) (Alec Walen)
  • Responsibility for acts of others (Luis Chiesa)

Crimes/ Special Part

  • Murder/ Homicide
  • Sexual Crimes (Tom O'Malley)
  • Consent in Sexual Crimes (Tom O'Malley and Elisa Hoven)
  • Property Offences
  • Cybercrime (Alexander Heinze)
  • Economic Crime (Carsten Momsen)
  • Terrorist offences (Andrew Cornford)
  • Regulatory offences (administrative offences, contraventions)

Criminal Procedure

  • Negotiated Justice/consensual disposal (guilty plea, plea bargaining, conformidad, Verständigung, transactie) (Jenia Turner)
  • charges (accusation, indictment) (Thomas Weigend)
  • Coercion (general, coercive/investigative measures) (Richard Vogler)
  • Grounds of suspicion (prima facie, reasonable grounds, beyond reasonable doubt, intime conviction)
  • Search for truth
  • Victims (status, participation)
  • Abbreviated/simplified Procedures
  • Appeal (factual, legal) and revision (Carl-Friedrich Stuckenberg)
  • Res judicata (‘chose jugée’, ‘materielle Rechtskraft’) (Luis Greco)


Criminal Justice

  • Actors (police, prosecutor, judge, parole board/judge of execution) (Carsten Momsen)
  • Proportionality of punishment/sentencing (Richard Frase)
  • Structuring Judicial Discretion at Sentencing: Forms of Guidance
  • Executing Punishment/ Enforcement of Sentences
  • criminal history enhancements at sentencing (Julian Roberts/ Stefan Harrendorf)
  • Judicial Discretion (Anneke Petzsche)
  • Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Censure
  • Efficiency
  • Mercy and Forgiveness
  • Wrongful convictions and search for truth

Subcategories