Reparations and Corporate Criminal Liability for Human Rights Violations
ICL Lunch with Kenneth Gallant, visiting Fulbright researcher from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Reparations to victims of international human rights and international humanitarian law violations are seen as one possible benefit of international criminal justice. However, the International Criminal Court, which has an extensive scheme for reparations, has no jurisdiction over corporations, even if they were involved in violations of international humanitarian law and are the entities which hold the proceeds of the crime. On the other hand, some national laws create corporate liability for criminal or quasi-criminal violations of international human rights law as well as international humanitarian law. Corporate convictions may not result in reparations for victims unless steps are taken to improve jurisdictional rules for cross-border authority over corporate assets.
Pluricourts holds a monthly international criminal law (ICL) lunch, where an invited ICL expert gives a presentation on a topic of their choice, followed by questions from the audience. The aim is to provide a wide-ranging lecture series, giving varied insights into what is happening within the field of ICL today. We invite speakers from different backgrounds, and have had presentations from Norwegian- based and international academics, as well as speakers from local agencies who work with ICL-related issues, such as Kripos and the Norwegian Red Cross. The lunches also function as a meeting point for those who are interested in ICL, allowing for ideas to be exchanged and developed. They are open to the public, and are attended by staff, students and those working in ICL in the Oslo area.