CCHRJonathan Herman

ICAR & Amnesty International launch Corporate Crimes Principles to help governments and law enforcement tackle corporate abuse

CCHRJonathan Herman

October 6, 2016 - The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and Amnesty International are pleased to announce the launch of the Corporate Crimes Principles: Advancing Investigations and Prosecutions in Human Rights Cases.

 The Corporate Crimes Principles were developed by a group of eminent legal experts, with the support of ICAR and Amnesty International, to encourage State actors to combat corporate crimes more effectively. They were developed following extensive global consultations with investigators, prosecutors, lawyers and civil society actors. The Principles provide practical guidance on issues such as: case selection, evidence collection, identifying tools, resources and strategies for effectively pursuing such cases, cross-border collaboration, and victims’ access to justice and witness protection. 

The Corporate Crimes Principles can be downloaded here and are also available at www.commercecrimehumanrights.org. 

Press release for the launch is available here: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/10/corporate-crime-new-principles-will-help-governments-and-law-enforcement-tackle-corporate-abuse/.