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Corporation Rights?

November 28th, 2012

Corporations should have the same laws as individuals so that they can be tried for the same crimes that normal people can be convicted of. Big businesses should be charged to the full extent of the law. If they have committed a crime that deals with a foreign country and that crime might make our ties with that country strained, then that business should go in front of the court and be tried as an individual.
If big corporations do not choose to protect their rights as if they were individuals, there would be no way to hold everyone accountable that they did or did not commit. In the Kiobel vs. Royal Dutch Petroleum case, the Royal Dutch Petroleum corporation is being accused of crimes against the people of Nigeria. By holding the corporation accountable, the mistreated citizens of Nigeria will have the right to go to court and receive justice.