Corporations face the rising tide of justice
It is talked about for every war; it is revealed after every dictatorship; it is even more debated in the face of the destruction of the planet and climate change: the responsibility of businesses in international crimes is both regularly denounced and totally absent from international criminal justice since Nuremberg. Yet, at the national level, precedents exist, more and more complaints and prosecutions are being filed and high profile cases are being opened. Why have economic actors been so protected from criminal prosecution for their direct or indirect contribution to mass crimes? Should and can this protection be altered?
Climate trials: What to make of multinationals’ string of victories?
After the two recent victories in France and Germany of Total Energies and Volkswagen, the author of this Opinion wonders if it is really useful for environmental NGOs and climate justice activists to sue multinationals.Read more