Finland and the international norms of human rights by Klaus ToМ€rnudd

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Published by M. Nijhoff, Distributors for the U.S. and Canada, Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht, Boston, Hingham, MA, USA .

Written in English

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  • Finland.

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  • Civil rights -- Finland.,
  • Human rights.

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Statementby K. Törnudd.
SeriesInternational studies in human rights ;, 6
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKJT2460 .T67 1986
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Paginationv, 365 p. ;
Number of Pages365
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Open LibraryOL2540557M
ISBN 109024732573
LC Control Number85021822

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