Ending Corporate Impunity for Genocide: The Case Against China's State-Owned Petroleum Company in Sudan

36 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2012  

Michael J. Kelly

Creighton University School of Law; American Society of International Law

Date Written: December 31, 2011

Abstract

This case study explores the corporate criminal liability of the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for complicity in the Darfur genocide in Sudan. Together with theoretical elements published elsewhere, this paper builds the prosecution's case as an example of the type of litigation that should be undertaken as a complement to civil liability for corporate wrongdoing.

Keywords: China, CNPC, petroleum, Sudan, Darfur, International Criminal Court, international criminal law, genocide, oil, Bashir, Khartoum, United Nations, People's Liberation Army, military, prosecution, evidence, complicity, aiding and abetting, corporation, corporate liability, corporate responsibility

JEL Classification: F00, F23, K14, K22, K33, K42, L71

Suggested Citation

Kelly, Michael J., Ending Corporate Impunity for Genocide: The Case Against China's State-Owned Petroleum Company in Sudan (December 31, 2011). Oregon Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 2, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2041380

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