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Corporate civil liability for violations of international humanitarian law

30-09-2006 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 863, by Eric Mongelard

This article seeks to explore the concept of civil liability of corporations involved in violations of international humanitarian law by providing an overview of the different legal issues raised by this concept and its implementation in both common law and continental law systems.

   

Eric Mongelard
has a Master in international humanitarian law (University Centre for International Humanitarian Law, Geneva); he is a member of the Quebec Bar. 

 
Abstract 
The fact that international humanitarian law violations are in the vast majority of cases prosecuted in criminal courts does not mean that a civil liability for these violations does not exist. This article seeks to explore the concept of civil liability of corporations involved in violations of international humanitarian law by providing an overview of the different legal issues raised by this concept and its implementation in both common law and continental law systems.  

   
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