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Human rights and democracy in East Africa

Human rights and democracy in East Africa

the constitutional implications of East African Cooperation


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Published by East Africa Law Society in Nairobi .
Written in English

  • Africa, East
    • Subjects:
    • East African Community -- Congresses.,
    • Human rights -- Africa, East -- Congresses.,
    • Democracy -- Africa, East -- Congresses.,
    • Africa, East -- Economic integration -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[edited by Kivutha Kibwana].
      ContributionsKibwana, Kivutha., Workshop on Human Rights (1996 : Arusha, Tanzania)
      LC ClassificationsKQE228.6.A8 H86 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 221 p. ;
      Number of Pages221
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL146071M
      LC Control Number99892824

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