Gender bias in the Zambian court system
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Gender bias in the Zambian court system a report based on research findings : 8th November, 1993-6th February, 1994

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Published by Women in Law and Development in Africa-(Zambia) in [Lusaka] .
Written in English



  • Zambia.


  • Sex discrimination in justice administration -- Zambia.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Annie Sampa ... [et al.].
ContributionsSampa, Annie., Women in Law and Development in Africa--(Zambia)
LC ClassificationsKTY329 .G46 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 24 p. :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL342675M
LC Control Number97983048

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