The way ahead for the treaty process on transnational corporations with respect to human rights
- Business and Human Rights,
- Binding Treaty,
- United Nations
This work is the result of an invitation to the Ecuadorian Counselor on a Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.
This contribution was not submitted for peer review.
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