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Key Resources on Corporate Criminal Liability

Key resources by partners

Corporate Crimes Hub, Amnesty international, 2021

UK Law Commission begins project on Corporate Criminal Liability, 3 Nov 2020

The Corporate Crimes Principles: Advancing Investigations and Prosecutions in Human Rights Cases, Amnesty International & International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, 6 Oct 2016

Business and International Crimes - Assessing the Liability of Business Entities for Grave Violations of International Law, Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, 6 Sep 2006

Commerce, Crime and Conflict: Legal Remedies for Private Sector Liability for Grave Breaches of International Law - A Survey of Sixteen Countries, Anita Ramasastry & Robert C. Thompson, Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, 1 Sep 2006

Resources by theme

Corporate criminal liability - General

Blog: Holding companies criminally liable for human rights abuses, Andrew Smith, Alice Lepeuple, Corker Binning (UK), 17 Jul 2018  

Corporate criminal liability under international law, Alessandra De Tommaso, 5 Mar 2018

How courts and advocates are shaping legal doctrine on corporate liability and human rights obligations, Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Jan 2018

Business and Human Rights: Reflections from Latin America [Los derechos humanos y las empresas: reflexiones desde América Latina],  Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos, May 2017 (available only in Spanish)

Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare, Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing 2017, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, 2017

The Developing Notion of Corporate Criminal Liability under International Law: a presentation at Copenhagen Business School, Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University School of Law, 24 May 2016

The New TV S.A.L. Case at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon – Corporate Criminal Liability under International Law, Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University School of Law, 31 Oct 2014

The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes: Transcending the Alien Tort Statute, James G. Stewart, 19 Feb 2014

Towards Corporate Liability in International Criminal Law, Desislava Stoitchkova, Utrecht University, 1 Feb 2010

Extending International Criminal Law beyond the Individual to Corporations and Armed Opposition Groups, Andrew Clapham, Journal of International Criminal Justice, 1 Nov 2008

'Corporate Culture' as a Basis for the Criminal Liability of Corporations, Allens Arthur Robinson, Feb 2008

Crimes against humanity

Can the Lafarge case be a game changer, French Multinational Company indicted for International Crimes in Syria, Claire Tixeire, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), 31 Aug 2018

Video: The Lafarge case: Multinational indicted for crimes in Syria, ECCHR and Sherpa, Feb 2018

War crimes

Lundin Petroleum’s executives could be held individually accountable in Sweden for corporate atrocity crimes in So. Sudan, say experts, Miriam Ingeson, Uppsala University & Alexandra Lily Kather, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, on EJIL: Talk!, 13 Nov 2018

Corporate War Crimes: Prosecuting the Pillage of Natural Resources, James G. Stewart, Open Society Justice Initiative, 25 Oct 2010

Profiting from forced labour

NGOs file lawsuit in France against Inditex, Uniqlo, SMCP & Skechers over allegations of profiting from Uyghur forced labour, 1 Jul 2021

North Korean labourer sues European company for ‘profiting from his slavery, Jon Stone, Independent, 8 Nov 2018