The Value-Added of a Treaty to Regulate Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises

Penelope Simons

in Deva, Surya and David Bilchitz, eds., Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights, Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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Penelope Simons has been engaged in research on corporate human rights accountability for over a decade. In December 1999 she participated in the Canadian Assessment Mission to Sudan (the Harker Mission), appointed by Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, to investigate allegations of slavery as well as links between oil development in Sudan and violations of human rights. Her current research is focused on the human rights implications of domestic and extraterritorial corporate activity, state responsibility for corporate complicity in human rights violations, as well as the intersections between transnational corporate activity, human rights and international economic law.

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