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25 Apr 2013

Autor:
European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights

[PDF] Special newsletter: Criminal complaint against senior manager of Danzer: Accountability for human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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On 25 April 2013, the ECCHR, in co- operation with...Global Witness, filed a criminal complaint with the public prosecutor’s office...Germany against a senior employee of the German-Swiss timber trading company Danzer Group. The individual in question, a German citizen, is suspected of breaching his duties by failing to prevent crimes committed by Congolese security forces. [T]hrough omission the employee was complicit in rape, inflicting bodily harm, false imprisonment and arson. The public prosecutor’s office...is now obliged to further investigate the circumstances of the case and establish whether the Danzer employee is criminally liable...German criminal law obliges top level managers to prevent business-related crimes committed by its employees...[Refers to SIFORCO]