Building informal justice in Northern Kenya
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Published by Justice for the Poor, Legal Resources Foundation Trust in Nairobi .
Written in English


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StatementTanja Chopra
ContributionsJustice for the Poor Project, Legal Resources Foundation Trust (Kenya)
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 60 p. :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24540226M
LC Control Number2010305241

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