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Political transition and the rule of law in Guatemala

report of the Follow-up Delegation of the International Human Rights Law Group and the Washington Office on Latin America.

by International Human Rights Law Group. Follow-up Delegation.

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Published by International Human Rights Law Group, Washington Office on Latin America in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civil rights -- Guatemala.,
  • Guatemala -- Politics and government -- 1985-

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsCarliner, David., International Human Rights Law Group (Washington, D.C.), Washington Office on Latin America.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC599.G8 I58 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 46 p. ;
    Number of Pages46
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22617287M
    ISBN 100931723051
    OCLC/WorldCa18773969

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