note: Maisie Biggs graduated with a MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security
from the University of Edinburgh and holds a LLB from University College London.
She is currently working with the Asser Institute in The Hague. She has worked for International Justice
Mission in South Asia and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
(SOMO) in Amsterdam.
The Rome Statute is a
central pillar of international criminal law (ICL), and so any discussion
concerning the subjection of legal persons requires a revisit of the
negotiations surrounding its drafting. However in the time since its
implementation, there appears to have been a shift in ICL regarding corporate
liability. Developing customary international law, treaty law and now most
domestic legal systems have some established mechanisms for prosecuting legal
persons for violations of ICL. More...