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Instead, cases against alleged corporate facilitators of war crimes and crimes against humanity are often dropped or settled, if pursued at all.Courts must also wield more effective ways to punish the financial crimes that often accompany war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.Kouwenhoven's conviction was groundbreaking, despite relying on a simple notion: Just as financial interests accompany war crimes, financial investigations should accompany war crimes investigations.Complicating matters further, investigating financial crimes or actors linked to atrocities often requires the political will to probe popular and profitable multinational business networks.Despite these challenges, investigating and prosecuting the financial dimensions of atrocity crimes may give war crimes prosecutors easier paths to justice.Investigating and prosecuting the financial dimensions of atrocity crimes may give war crimes prosecutors easier paths to justice.
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