Corporate War Crimes
|Title||Corporate War Crimes|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Prosecuting the Pillage of Natural Resources|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Number of Pages||162 pp.|
|Publisher||Open Society Foundations|
Pillage means theft during war. Although the prohibition against pillage dates to the Roman Empire, pillaging is a modern war crime that can be enforced before international and domestic criminal courts. Following World War II, several businessmen were convicted for commercial pillage of natural resources. And although pillage has been prosecuted in recent years, commercial actors are seldom held accountable for their role in fuelling conflict.