The Humanitarian Law Principle of Independence Versus the European Union’s Missionary Principle

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The Humanitarian Law Principle of Independence Versus the European Union’s Missionary Principle. / Broberg, Morten.

I: Yearbook of European Law, Bind 36, 23.04.2017, s. 810-828.

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Broberg, M 2017, 'The Humanitarian Law Principle of Independence Versus the European Union’s Missionary Principle', Yearbook of European Law, bind 36, s. 810-828. https://doi.org/10.1093/yel/yex002

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Broberg, M. (2017). The Humanitarian Law Principle of Independence Versus the European Union’s Missionary Principle. Yearbook of European Law, 36, 810-828. https://doi.org/10.1093/yel/yex002

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Broberg M. The Humanitarian Law Principle of Independence Versus the European Union’s Missionary Principle. Yearbook of European Law. 2017 apr 23;36:810-828. https://doi.org/10.1093/yel/yex002

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Broberg, Morten. / The Humanitarian Law Principle of Independence Versus the European Union’s Missionary Principle. I: Yearbook of European Law. 2017 ; Bind 36. s. 810-828.

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