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Crimes Against Humanity - revistited : Is there a role for economic and social rights? / Skogly, Sigrun.

In: International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2001, p. 58-80.

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Skogly, Sigrun. / Crimes Against Humanity - revistited : Is there a role for economic and social rights?. In: International Journal of Human Rights. 2001 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 58-80.

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