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Corporate Rights

March 14th, 2013

In the case Kiobel vs. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., there are two questions to be asked. The first question is whether the U.S. courts should be able to hear lawsuits about things that happen to foreign citizens in foreign countries.  The second question to be pondered is whether or not companies should be held liable for human rights abuses? After you answer both of these questions about yourself, you may or may not agree with me, but this is why I believe that corporations should be treated like individuals by means of crimes and offenses.
The main reason that I believe corporations should be treated like people is because they’re people! Yes, a corporation is a large business, but that large business is being controlled by people.  Just because these people have the authority to run a large company does not, and should not give them the right to get away with liabilities that the normal, working individual would be punished for.