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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Crimes of Business in International Law: Concepts of Individual and Corporate responsibility for the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

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ISBN13: 9781509906901
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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Preventing contributions to serious human rights violations in the course of business activity is a matter of prime importance to the international community. With a view to business actors providing infrastructure, funding or other means for the commission of crimes, this study presents concepts for assessing their individual responsibility under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. To this end, the author expands upon foundational German scholarship and scrutinizes the Court's jurisprudence on commission and civilian superior responsibility, in particular its recourse to the control over the crime theory. The book examines the necessity to exempt socially valuable business activity from such responsibility from a human rights perspective. An interdisciplinary approach to the proposal to extend the Court's jurisdiction to corporate actors identifies as a major obstacle to statutory reform the unresolved conflict between diverging views on the reality of organizations.