Andreas Forer graduated in Law from Hannover University and holds a Master’s Degree in European/Comparative Law from the Complutense University in Madrid. With organizations such as OSCE and IOM he has worked in Germany, the Balkans, Pakistan, and Iraq. Until June 2015 he was director of a German cooperation agency, GIZ, program that supported the Peace Process in Colombia with advice on issues related to victims, reparation, forced disappearance, gender-based violence, recruitment of minors and criminal investigations. Until June 2019, he held a similar position in Mexico advising the Attorney General’s Office and facilitating victims’ access to justice. He is the author of a number of publications related to transitional justice and criminal law. Andreas joined ICMP in July 2019 as Head of the Colombia Program.