Corporation on Trials (Part 1)

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Sponsors: CWRU's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Center for Professional Ethics, and Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, the American Society of International Law, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, and the Greater Cleveland International Lawyer's Group.

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court recently announced that she is interested in pursuing indictments against corporations for crimes against humanity, and the U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments this fall on whether corporations can be sued for human rights violations.

To address these groundbreaking developments, and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, CWRU School of Law is pleased to be hosting a major international conference at which leading experts from around the world will examine various approaches that have been undertaken to deter, punish, and redress human rights abuses by corporations.

Hon. Thomas Buergenthal, Former Judge of the International Court of Justice

Keynote Speech

11:30 am Panel 1 - Developments in international criminal law in addressing corporate human rights violations Chair: Professor James Johnson, Case Western Reserve University Professor Sara Beale, Duke University Dean Michael Kelly, Creighton University Professor Carsten Stahn, Leiden University Dean Milena Sterio, Cleveland State University

Lecture Series

Law, Technology and the Arts Center

Subject Headings

corporations and international criminal law, international criminal liability, crimes against humanity, corporations and crimes against humanity, corporations and international criminal liability


CWRU Law School

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