Extending International Criminal Law Beyond the Individual to Corporations and Armed Opposition Groups
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
February 5, 2009
Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 899-926, 2008
This article argues that corporations and armed opposition groups have obligations under international law. It is suggested that the scope of the obligations turns on the capacity of the entities in question. While there may be no international court to hear complaints against such entities, understanding their legal obligations under international law is important in situations where national courts have jurisdiction over violations of international law committed by non-state actors. Furthermore, it is vital to realizing the potential of claims of corporate complicity in international crimes and the impact such claims may have in the field of ethical investment.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 5, 2009
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