Justice under Siege: The Rule of Law and Judicial Subservience in Kenya

  title={Justice under Siege: The Rule of Law and Judicial Subservience in Kenya},
  author={Makau wa Mutua},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  pages={118 - 96}
  • M. Mutua
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Law, Political Science, History
  • Human Rights Quarterly
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