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Human rights and legal history

Human rights and legal history

essays in honour of Brian Simpson

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Simpson, A. W. B.,
  • Human rights,
  • Law -- Philosophy,
  • Law -- Great Britain -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Katherine O"Donovan and Gerry R. Rubin
    ContributionsSimpson, A. W. B., O"Donovan, Katherine, Rubin, Gerry R., 1948-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK3240 .H849 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 321 p. :
    Number of Pages321
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16996202M
    ISBN 100198264968
    LC Control Number00049118


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