IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 233, Level 2

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Corporate liability for international criminal law violations
Room 233, Level 2
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War Crimes Committee (Lead)


HumanRightsMultinational corporations are increasingly facing allegations of involvement in atrocity crimes. This panel will explore past and current cases where corporate entities and/or their officers have been investigated and, in some cases, criminally charged for core international crimes such as war crimes and crimes against humanity. For example, in France, the cement company Lafarge faces charges of crimes against humanity committed in Syria, and in Sweden, Lundin Energy executives have been charged with aiding and abetting war crimes in South Sudan. The panel will look at the general framework for such liability, and the challenges faced in the investigation and prosecution of alleged corporate perpetrators.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Danya Chaikel International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), The Hague, Netherlands; Co-Vice Chair , War Crimes Committee


John Balouziyeh United Nations, Erbil, Iraq; North American Regional Forum Liaison Officer, War Crimes Committee
Reena Devgun Swedish Prosecution Authority, Stockholm, Sweden
Tom Hamilton University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kristin Rosella GD Alliance, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Jamie Williamson International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA), Geneva, Switzerland