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© 2016 NYU Global Institute for Advanced Study.

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Gordon Brown (ed.), The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century: A Living Document in a Changing World. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2016.

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ISBN Paperback: 978-1-78374-218-9

ISBN Hardback: 978-1-78374-219-6

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ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 978-1-78374-221-9

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DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0091

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