Problem

Limited criminal liability of corporations

Other Names:
Limited criminal liability of associations
Nature:
Traditionally under common law, corporations and associations could not be convicted for criminal offences, since not being persons, they could not personally participate in a trial or be imprisoned if convicted. Corporate liability for failure to perform duties owed to the general public and for actions of employees during the course of their duties is increasingly recognized.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET