The Corporate Crimes Principles: Advancing Investigations and Prosecutions in Human Rights Cases


Location: Fischer Hall

Corporate Crimes Principles

5:00-6:30 pm: Launch and panel discussion
6:30-7:30 pm: Reception

Join Notre Dame Law School, Amnesty International, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), and Doughty Street Chambers for a panel discussion on advancing investigations and prosecutions of corporate crimes in human rights cases.

The panel discussion will explore the potential use of the Corporate Crimes Principles as a platform to elevate attention to corporate criminal accountability and their human rights significance, as well as delve deeper into practical solutions to the problems confronting progress on this important agenda as well as to explore their value to law enforcement in furthering justice for victims of corporate crimes.

To attend, please register by Friday, September 30. 

Confirmed speakers

  • Roger P. Alford 
    Notre Dame Law School

  • Justice Ian Binnie CC QC 
    Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP 
    Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

  • Anita Ramasastry 
    University of Washington School of Law 
    UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

  • William Rosato 
    Senior Investigator, International Criminal Court

  • Siri Frigaard 
    Former Chief Public Prosecutor and Director of the Norwegian National Authority for Prosecution of Organized and Other Serious Crime

  • Peter Carter QC 
    Doughty Street Chambers

  • Seema Joshi 
    Head of Business & Human Rights, Amnesty International

  • Amol Mehra 
    DirectorInternational Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

About the Corporate Crimes Principles

A group of eminent legal experts, with the support of Amnesty International and ICAR, developed The Corporate Crimes Principles to encourage and assist State actors to pursue corporate criminal liability in human rights cases more effectively. The Corporate Crimes Principles were developed following extensive global consultations with investigators, prosecutors, lawyers and civil society actors. They 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. For more information, visit

For more information please contact: 

Sarah McGrath, ICAR | +1 202 296 0187 | 

Abigail Robinson, Amnesty International | +44 207 036 5581