Tightening the Screws on Corporate Crime and Human Rights

LinkedIn article by Tess Van Geelen

Latest ALRC report calls for a ‘failure to prevent’ offence for transnational crimes, and a holistic review of the business and human rights framework.

In Chapter 10 of its recent Final Report on Corporate Criminal Responsibility, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) recommended that the Government consider introducing a ‘failure to prevent’ type offence for certain extraterritorial offences, modelled on the failure to prevent foreign bribery offence that is currently before Parliament. The ALRC also suggested that the Government undertake a holistic review of the regulation of transnational crime and corporate human rights impacts, and set out a roadmap for doing so.