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Can corporations be prosecuted for complicity in genocide? While companies do not typically carry out genocides on their own, they often provide the necessary means such as supplying Saddam Hussein with chemical gas components to perpetrate the Kurdish genocide, machetes to the Rwandan government to further the Rwandan genocide, or small arms to Bosnian Serb militias to exterminate Bosniak males at Srebrenica. (1) Pursuit of this deceptively simple question leads into a complex scholarly inquiry. (2) One aspect of this inquiry, and the subject of this short essay, is whether the drafters of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (Genocide Convention) conceived that such might be the case. (3) After all, while corporations like Krupps were implicated at Nuremberg, it was only individual corporate officers, not the companies, that were formally prosecuted for crimes amounting to genocide. (4)

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2010
March 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
14
Pages
PUBLISHER
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
276.8
KB

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