Dr. Philipp Ambach is Chief of the Victims Participation and Reparations Section in the Registry of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Previously, he worked in the Presidency of the ICC as the President’s Special Assistant for more than five years until November 2016. From February to September 2015, Dr. Ambach temporarily worked as a team leader and legal officer in the Registry of the ICC. Before that, Dr. Ambach held for more than three years the position of legal officer in the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY, ICTR, as well as in the Registry of the ICTY.
Nationally, Dr. Ambach had been accepted at the Cologne Public Prosecutor’s Office prior to his employment with the ICTY. Dr. Ambach holds a Ph.D. in international criminal law of Free University of Berlin; his thesis develops a proposed framework convention for the establishment of international(ised) hybrid tribunals. He has authored a number of publications on various topics in the area of international criminal as well as humanitarian law and regularly gives guest lectures on ICL/IHL topics at various universities, academic institutions and summer schools.