Universality or Diversity of Human Rights? † Strasbourg in the Age of Subsidiarity

@article{Span2014UniversalityOD,
  title={Universality or Diversity of Human Rights? † Strasbourg in the Age of Subsidiarity},
  author={Roberta Span{\`o}},
  journal={Human Rights Law Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={487-502}
}
  • R. Spanò
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • Law, Political Science
  • Human Rights Law Review
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