Human rights & democracy in Africa yesterday, today, and a vision of tomorrow

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Other titlesHuman rights and democracy in Africa
Statement[edited by Tunji Abayomi].
ContributionsAbayomi, Tunji., Human Rights Africa., African Conference on Human Rights and Democracy (1991 : Ota, Kwara State, Nigeria)
LC ClassificationsJC599.A36 H83 1993
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Paginationx, 217 p. ;
Number of Pages217
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Open LibraryOL893833M
ISBN 109783203401
LC Control Number95184572

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