publication . Thesis . 2012

Law(yers) congealing capitalism: on the (im)possibility of restraining business in conflict through international criminal law

Baars, G.;
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  • Published: 28 Apr 2012
  • Publisher: UCL (University College London)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The theme of ‘business in conflict’ has become a ‘hot topic’ and the subject of many academic and policy publications. The trend in this literature is to conclude that ‘corporations have (or should have) obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law’ and that ‘corporations must be held to account’ through law, for example for ‘complicity in international crimes’. With this thesis, I aim to present a counterpoint to this literature. Employing dialectics as methodology and a theoretical frame based on Pashukanis’ commodity form theory of law, I investigate the progeny and role of law as sine qua non of capitalism. I establish that capitalism’s ...
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