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Human Rights in Iran The Abuse of Cultural Relativism (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights) by Reza Afshari

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press .
Written in English


  • International human rights law,
  • International relations,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights,
  • Iran,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Law,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Middle East - Iran,
  • Law / Human Rights,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Human rights

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9733466M
ISBN 10081223605X
ISBN 109780812236057

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