Final Remarks: Criminal Liability and Compliance Programs

  • Mark PiethEmail author
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 9)


In our introductory chapter we identified a worldwide trend towards a “due diligence” model of corporate liability: corporations are now, not only held liable for the misdeeds of their most senior corporate officers; offenses committed by more junior employees or agents may also be imputed to them – if those offenses were the expression of high-level mismanagement. We observed this development in the conditions and defenses to CCL, as well as in national corporate prosecution and sanctioning guidelines.


Corporate Social Responsibility Criminal Liability Compliance Program Introductory Chapter Corporate Liability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business TransactionsParisFrance

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