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Harvard Law Journal launches online symposium on intl. jurisdiction for corporate atrocity crimes

"Online Symposium: An International Jurisdiction for Corporate Atrocity Crimes", 7 Jul 2016

The Harvard International Law Journal Online presents its Online Symposium, “An International Jurisdiction for Corporate Atrocity Crimes.” This special feature series, which gathers short contributions from distinguished academics and practitioners in relevant fields, explore the topic of an international jurisdiction for corporate atrocity crimes. Are international forums to pursue such cases even appropriate or feasible? And if so, what form or forms might such tribunals take?

The first section compiles features that address the problem of having—or currently not having—binding norms for corporate actors and explores the creation and enforcement of such obligations...The second section offers a critique by questioning the feasibility and appropriateness of resorting to international forums for corporate atrocities...The third section then presents a contrasting viewpoint that analyzes how the International Criminal Court (ICC) might serve in addressing corporate atrocities...The fourth group of features explores the possibility of providing international jurisdiction for corporate crimes in regional forums....The fifth group of features explores the creation of an entirely new international forum to adjudicate corporate atrocities...

The contributors to this symposium are AMB. L. Gallegos, D. Uribe, S. McBrearty, B. Ferencz, F. D’Alessandra , C. Kaeb, A.G.Cabrera Silva, G. Quijano, AMB. D. Scheffer, J. Aparac,  L.Moreno-Ocampo,  ICC Judge Chang-ho Chung, COM. J. Orozco-Henríquez, A.M. Mondragón, J.P. Calderón-Meza. C. Cronstedt, R. Thompson & M. Steinitz.