Grafting the Command Responsibility Doctrine Onto Corporate Criminal Liability for Atrocities
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law; American Society of International Law
April 27, 2011
Emory International Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2010
This paper explores the theoretical parameters associated with applying the command responsibility doctrine for prosecuting military superiors under international law to corporations. The jump from the military context to the corporate context is not completely analogous, yet holds some promise. Holding corporations accountable for participation in atrocities under international law is not a new concept, but the impetus to do so is gaining momentum.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: genocide, war crimes, command responsibility, military, corporate, corporation, prosecution, international criminal law, respondeat superior, tribunal
JEL Classification: K14, K22, K33
Date posted: April 27, 2011
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