Grafting the Command Responsibility Doctrine Onto Corporate Criminal Liability for Atrocities

26 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2011  

Michael J. Kelly

Creighton University School of Law; American Society of International Law

Date Written: April 27, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: genocide, war crimes, command responsibility, military, corporate, corporation, prosecution, international criminal law, respondeat superior, tribunal

JEL Classification: K14, K22, K33

Suggested Citation

Kelly, Michael J., Grafting the Command Responsibility Doctrine Onto Corporate Criminal Liability for Atrocities (April 27, 2011). Emory International Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1824668

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