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Fafo-report 536

Anita Ramasastry and Robert C. Thompson

Commerce, Crime and Conflict

Legal Remedies for Private Sector Liability for Grave Breaches of International Law. A Survey of Sixteen Countries. Executive Summary

ISBN 82-7422-546-5
2006 46 p NOK 146,- Order no: 536 pil Order

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Based on the surveys of sixteen national legal systems, Commerce, Crime and Conflict maps the ways in which international criminal and humanitarian law has become more widely applicable to business entities than previously thought. The report provides both an analysis and a summary of how laws might apply in each of the surveyed countries – Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States – and finds that it is possible to hold business entities accountable for grave human rights abuses, such as genocide, war crimes and torture as well as other crimes against humanity.

Commerce, Crime and Conflict is a guide for victims and affected communities, lawyers and legal researchers, advocates and campaigners, government and businesses, and all of those interested in further defining the rights and responsibilities of economic actors in war and dictatorship.

Financial support for this project has been generously provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada and the Ford Foundation.

 

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