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Erosion of the rule of law in South Africa.

Erosion of the rule of law in South Africa.

Staff study: Legislation and the courts

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Published by International Commission of Jurists in [(Geneva)] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Rule of law -- South Africa,
    • Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- South Africa

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      StatementRichard A. Falk: Observer"s report on the State v. Tuhadeleni and others.
      ContributionsFalk, Richard A., International Commission of Jurists (1952- )
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLAW
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 66 p.
      Number of Pages66
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5723441M
      LC Control Number70435576

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