Vrishank Singhania, The Proposed Crime of Ecocide- Ignoring the Question of Liability, OPINIOJURIS (Feb. 16, 2022)
In this blog, Vrishnak Singhania examines the Independent Expert Panel’s rationale that the possibility of holding CEOs personally liable for ecocide will deter corporate activities that harm the environment. Singhania argues that the proposal would be ineffective for two reasons. First, the Rome Statute does not have the tools to hold CEOs liable. Instead, it is more likely that mid-level managers will be held liable. Second, without corporate criminal liability, corporations are unlikely to change their behavior.