[EPW] The Fire at AMRI

[EPW] The Fire at AMRI

Economic & Political Weekly (EPW) published my article on the need for legislation on corporate culpability, with regards to the fire at AMRI Hospital in Kolkata. Here’s the preview:

Ninety-two persons died in the fire at AMRI hospital, Kolkata, on 9 December 2011. The high court scaled down charges against AMRI’s managing director from culpable homicide to death by negligence. The recent high court judgment points out that in the absence of appropriate legislation on corporate manslaughter, the Indian Penal Code is not sufficient to address corporate negligence. The law needs to be amended by raising the levels of punishment in cases of involuntary manslaughter caused by corporate negligence.

Read the full article here