From Civil Liberties to Human Rights? British Civil Liberties Activism and Universal Human Rights

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From Civil Liberties to Human Rights? British Civil Liberties Activism and Universal Human Rights. / Moores, Christopher.

In: Contemporary European History, Vol. 21, No. 02, 01.05.2012, p. 169-192.

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