Atrocities by Corporate Actors: A Historical Perspective
42 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Date Written: July 30, 2018
Corporations have been implicated in the commission of international atrocities since the early days of their existence. This paper takes a historical perspective and considers the atrocities committed by the British and Dutch East India Companies during the colonial period, I.G. Farben and other German corporations during the Second World War, and current litigation against companies in the U.S. under the Alien Tort Statute as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Kiobel case.
Keywords: Corporation, Genocide, Atrocity, British, Dutch, Famine, India, Kiobel, Criminal Law
JEL Classification: K14, K33, K42, N40
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