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The Variation in the Use of Sub-Regional Integration Courts between Business and Human Rights Actors: The Case of the East African Court of Justice

@article{Gathii2014TheVI,
  title={The Variation in the Use of Sub-Regional Integration Courts between Business and Human Rights Actors: The Case of the East African Court of Justice},
  author={James Thuo Gathii},
  journal={Law and contemporary problems},
  year={2014},
  volume={79},
  pages={37-62}
}
  • J. Gathii
  • Published 30 October 2014
  • Political Science
  • Law and contemporary problems
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One of the best examples here is the payment of $ 2 million to the Kenyan lawyers who successfully challenged the government ' s slate of nominees in the Nyong ' o case
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