Love Suspended

  title={Love Suspended},
  author={Mazen Masri},
  journal={Social \& Legal Studies},
  pages={309 - 334}
  • Mazen Masri
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Sociology, Law
  • Social & Legal Studies
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The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
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  • Psychology
    Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law Online
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