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Status of corporations in the Travaux Préparatoires of the Genocide Convention: The search for personhood
Michael J. Kelly, The Status of Corporations in the Travaux Préparatoires of the Genocide Convention: The Search for Personhood, 43 Case W. Res. J. Int'l L. 483 (2011).
This article delves into the negotiating history of the 1948 Genocide Convention to determine whether corporations were intended to be included or excluded in the term "persons" as that term is used in the treaty and, ...
Ending corporate impunity for genocide: The case against China's state-owned petroleum company in Sudan
Michael J. Kelly, Ending Corporate Impunity for Genocide: The Case Against China's State-Owned Petroleum Company in Sudan, 90 Or. L. Rev. 413 (2011).
This case study explores the corporate criminal liability of the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for complicity in the Darfur genocide in Sudan. Together with theoretical elements published elsewhere, this ...
Grafting the command responsibility doctrine onto corporate criminal liability for atrocities
Michael J. Kelly, Grafting the Command Responsibility Doctrine onto Corporate Criminal Liability for Atrocities, 24 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 671 (2010).
This paper explores the theoretical parameters associated with applying the command responsibility doctrine for prosecuting military superiors under international law to corporations. The jump from the military context to ...
"Never again"? German Chemical Corporation complicity in the Kurdish genocide
Michael J. Kelly, "Never Again"? German Chemical Corporation Complicity in the Kurdish Genocide, 31 Berkeley J. Int'l L. 348 (2013).
German chemical corporations were complicit in the gassing of Allied troops in World War I and concentration camp prisoners in World War II. The shock of the Holocaust resulted in adoption of the Genocide Convention and ...
Prosecuting corporations for Genocide under international law
Michael J. Kelly, Prosecuting Corporations for Genocide Under International Law, 6 Harv. L. & Pol'y Rev. 339 (2012).
The thrust of the 1948 Genocide Convention makes people accountable for committing genocide or complicity in genocide. They should not be able to hide in corporate form, and the treaty does not provide protection for ...
Parameters of vicarious corporate: Criminal liability for genocide under international law
Michael J. Kelly, The Parameters of Vicarious Corporate: Criminal Liability for Genocide Under International Law, in International Law in the New Age of Globalization 321 (Andrew Byrnes, Mika Hayashi & Christopher Michaelsen eds., 2013).