Atrocities by Corporate Actors: A Historical Perspective

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Michael J. Kelly

Creighton University School of Law; American Bar Association, Business Law Section; American Society of International Law

Date Written: July 30, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kelly, Michael J., Atrocities by Corporate Actors: A Historical Perspective (July 30, 2018). Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3661855

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