The Status of Corporations in the Travaux Preparatoires of the Genocide Convention: The Search for Personhood

8 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2011

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Michael J. Kelly

Creighton University School of Law; American Bar Association, Business Law Section; American Society of International Law

Date Written: April 11, 2011

Abstract

This article delves into the negotiating history of the 1948 Genocide Convention to determine whether corporations were intended to be included or excluded in the term "persons" as that term is used in the treaty and, therefore, incur criminal liability for complicity in genocide.

Keywords: Genocide, Corporations, Liability, Atrocity, 1948 Genocide Convention, Legal History, United Nations, Complicity, Criminal Liability, Company, International Court of Justice, Personhood, Person, Legal Person, Natural Person

JEL Classification: K14, K22, K33

Suggested Citation

Kelly, Michael J., The Status of Corporations in the Travaux Preparatoires of the Genocide Convention: The Search for Personhood (April 11, 2011). Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 43, Nos. 1&2, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1824666

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