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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18764

Title: Ending Impunity for International Corporate Crimes: A Review of Domestic Principles of Corporate Attribution and an Examination of their Application under International Law
Authors: Iacobellis, Vickie Lynn
Advisor: Bhuta, Nehal
Department: Law
Keywords: Corporate Liability
International Criminal Law
Attribution of Liability
International Law
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2010
Abstract: Currently there are no mechanisms under international criminal law to hold corporations accountable for their role in the commission of human rights abuses. A primary problem with establishing corporate liability under international law, is that it is unclear how to attribute liability to corporations for international crimes. This paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of domestic principles of corporate attribution utilized in Canada, the United States, Britain and Australia. The domestic principles are then reconciled with current international law principles and enumerated crimes of international criminal law. It is argued that a flexible approach is optimal for the imposition of corporate liability under international law. While some of the domestic principles work better than others at first glance, ultimately all can and should be used at international law to end impunity for corporate crimes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18764
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