Norm Conflict in International Law: Whither Human Rights?

  title={Norm Conflict in International Law: Whither Human Rights?},
  author={Marko Milanovi{\'c}},
  journal={LSN: Other Issues in International Law (Topic)},
  • M. Milanović
  • Published 2 April 2009
  • Political Science, Law
  • LSN: Other Issues in International Law (Topic)
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