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Collective ConvictionThe Story of Disaster Action$
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Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381236

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.001.0001

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Corporate Responsibility and the Law

Corporate Responsibility and the Law

(p.97) Chapter 8 Corporate Responsibility and the Law
Collective Conviction

Anne Eyre

Pam Dix

Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes how a significant part of Disaster Action's mission has been to help create a health and safety climate in which disasters are less likely to occur. The focus on corporate responsibility has underpinned this intention. The degree to which Maurice de Rohan personally, and Disaster Action as a whole, succeeded in influencing government thinking is reflected in the remarks made by the then Home Secretary John Reid when he introduced the second reading of the Corporate Manslaughter Bill in the House of Commons on October 10, 2006. Getting to that point in 2006 had been a long, committed, and hard road for Disaster Action. The chapter then looks at Disaster Action's proposal for radical changes in the criminal justice system concerning the treatment of possible corporate crimes of violence. It also considers the establishment of the Centre for Corporate Accountability (CCA), which is a not-for-profit human rights organisation concerned with the promotion of worker and public safety.

Keywords:   Disaster Action, corporate responsibility, Corporate Manslaughter Bill, criminal justice system, corporate crimes, Centre for Corporate Accountability, worker safety, public safety, violence

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