NEWS | 20 Oct 2022

Holding corporations accountable

An interview with Hugo van der Merwe

image missing ALT text Hugo van der Merwe, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

Hugo van der Merwe explains how corporations can be held accountable for human rights violations.


Corporate accountability has only recently gained prominence in the field of transitional justice. Looking at the role of corporations during the apartheid regime in South Africa, Hugo van der Merwe argues that corporate actors should be held responsible for the human rights violations that they committed.

This interview is part of a series on contemporary issues in transitional justice. You can find all interviews here.