Human Rights Law and Personal Identity. / Marshall, Jill.

1 ed. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014. 286 p. (Research in Human Rights Law).

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Human Rights Law and Personal Identity. / Marshall, Jill.

1 ed. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014. 286 p. (Research in Human Rights Law).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Marshall, J 2014, Human Rights Law and Personal Identity. Research in Human Rights Law, 1 edn, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203703489

APA

Marshall, J. (2014). Human Rights Law and Personal Identity. (1 ed.) (Research in Human Rights Law). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203703489

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Marshall J. Human Rights Law and Personal Identity. 1 ed. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014. 286 p. (Research in Human Rights Law). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203703489

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Marshall, Jill. / Human Rights Law and Personal Identity. 1 ed. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014. 286 p. (Research in Human Rights Law).

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