ICJ Reinforces Cambodia’s Claims to Preah Vihear

From the Phnom Penh Post:

The International Court of Justice yesterday unanimously declared that its 1962 judgment awarding the Preah Vihear temple to Cambodia also gave the Kingdom sovereignty over the promontory that the temple sits on.

But while the announcement was initially greeted as a resounding victory by some in Cambodia, the world court took pains to specify that the 1962 decision dealt with only a “small area” surrounding the temple.

However, direct bilateral negotiations will still be needed to resolve the surrounding territory:

The decision leaves unanswered the question of sovereignty over the remainder of the 4.6-square-kilometre area forming the heart of the long-running dispute between Cambodia and Thailand.

You can read more about my cycling and motorcycle trips to Preah Vihear below:

Cycling Across Northern Cambodia to Preah Vihear (June 2010)

Preah Vihear Revisited (February 2011)


~ by responsiblenomad on November 12, 2013.

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