Prosecuting Corporations for Violations of International Criminal Law: Jurisdictional Issues - Australia report for the XXth AIDP-IAPL International Congress of Penal Law Criminal Justice and Corporate Business
Collaborators: Prof. Sabine Gless, University of Basel (General Rapporteur); Ms Sruthy John, The University of Queensland (Australia report co-author).
Following the logic of the Westphalia state system, territorial jurisdiction is the primary link between an alleged crime and a state with adjudicative power. Through recent efforts to hold corporations accountable for international crimes and abuses of human rights, this principle has been challenged and the problem of concurrent jurisdiction raised. Contributing to an international programme of research coordinated by the International Association of Penal Law (Association Internationale De Droit Pénal), this report will explain Australia's approach to the complex jurisdictional issues that arise when states seek to hold corporations criminally responsible for global wrongs.