Back to Basics: Public Adjudication of Corporate Atrocities Torts

Harvard Journal of International Law, Forthcoming

U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-05

5 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2016

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Maya Steinitz

University of Iowa - College of Law; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Date Written: March 8, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Steinitz, Maya, Back to Basics: Public Adjudication of Corporate Atrocities Torts (March 8, 2016). Harvard Journal of International Law, Forthcoming, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-05, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2744989

Maya Steinitz (Contact Author)

University of Iowa - College of Law ( email )

Melrose and Byington
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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