Back to Basics: Public Adjudication of Corporate Atrocities Torts
Harvard Journal of International Law, Forthcoming
5 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2016
Date Written: March 8, 2016
The editors of this symposium invited me to contribute on the subject of an argument I have recently advanced that the world needs a permanent International Court of Civil Justice (ICCJ) to adjudicate cross-border mass torts. A common reaction to this proposal has been to suggest that the function of such an international court be assumed by one of the existing arbitration institutions or filled by a new one. I’d like to take this opportunity to argue against that idea.
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility; CSR; mass atrocities; mass torts; international arbitration; transnational litigation; access to justice; international courts and tribunals; Rule of law
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