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The independence of the judiciary and the rule of law

The independence of the judiciary and the rule of law

strengthening constitutional activism in East Africa : East African perspective

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Published by Kituo cha Katiba in Kampala .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Judicial independence -- Africa, Eastern,
  • Rule of law -- Africa, Eastern

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-164) and index.

    Statementedited by Frederick W. Jjuuko.
    SeriesKituo cha Katiba occasional publication -- 2
    ContributionsKituo cha Katiba.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKQC51 .I54 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 171 p. ;
    Number of Pages171
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16889633M
    ISBN 109977916551
    ISBN 109789977916552
    LC Control Number2008346233

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