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IHL mooting competition held at UAP
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IHL mooting competition held at UAP

University of Asia Pacific Moot Court Club (UAPMCC) organised the 2nd Inter Semester Moot Court Completion on the issues of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for the students of Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP), on May 11 and 12, 2018.

WOMEN'S RIGHT TO POST-DIVORCE matrimonial compensation
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WOMEN'S RIGHT TO POST-DIVORCE matrimonial compensation

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