“Case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear. (Cambodia v. Thailand), Merits,. Judgment of June I.C. J. Reports , p. 6.” Le présent arrêt doit être. Preah Vihear Temple is an ancient Hindu temple built during the period of the Khmer Empire, In the ICJ ruled that only the temple building belonged to Cambodia, while the direct way to access the temple is from Thailand. As previewed in my post of 29 October, the International Court of Justice yesterday handed down a unanimous decision in relation to the Preah.

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The conflict between Cambodia and Thailand over land adjoining the site has led to periodic outbreaks of violence. Contentious cases organized by State.

Preah Vihear Temple

These versions of the name carry significant political and national connotations see below: The two nations agreed that Cambodia should propose the site for formal inscription on the World Heritage List at the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee in with the active support of Thailand.

As a key edifice of the empire’s spiritual life, it was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles. Temple of Preah Vihear Cambodia v. InThailand held a World Heritage proposal conference in Srisaket in which local cultural traditions were considered along with monuments such as Preah Vihear that stimulate more nationalistic sentiments. The gopuras also block a visitor’s view of the next part of the temple until they pass through the gateway, making it impossible to see the complex as a whole from any one point.

The case became a volatile political issue in both countries. With these and other acts, it said, Thailand had accepted the map and therefore Cambodia was the owner of the temple.

States not parties to the Statute to which the Court may be open. Thailand had accepted and benefited from other parts of the border treaty, the court ruled. A military clash occurred in October Views Read Edit View history. One of its contentions was that the map had never been accepted by Thailand or, alternatively, that if Thailand had accepted it, it had done so only because of a mistaken belief that the frontier indicated corresponded to the watershed line.

Protected areas of Cambodia. Disputed land Cambodian, court rules”.

In the ICJ ruled that only the temple building belonged to Cambodiawhile the direct way to access the temple is from Thailand. This article needs additional citations for lreah. Written reply of the Kingdom of Thailand to the question put by Judge Yusuf at the end of the public sitting held on Wednesday 17 Aprilat 3 p.


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On 28 Aprilthe Kingdom of Cambodia submitted to the Court, by an Application filed in the Registry, a Request for interpretation of the Judgment rendered by the Court on 15 June in the case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear Cambodia v.

In response to the political pressure at home, the Thai government withdrew its formal support for the listing of Preah Vihear Temple as a Ich Heritage site.

Tourists were able to visit from the Thai side during the war. The Cambodian government has claimed that damage occurred to the temple. On the same day that it filed icjj Application, Cambodia, stressing the urgency and the risk of irreparable damage, also filed a Request for the indication of provisional measures.

Correspondence 6 October Correspondence Available in: This overview is provided for information only and in no way involves the responsibility of the Court. One international law professor has urged that practicality calls for laying aside exclusive sovereignty in favor of an “international peace park. Roluos Bakong Lolei Preah Ko. For the next dozen years the UN and Western countries would pay for the upkeep of Cambodian refugees in Thailand, resettling thousands in other countries, and devising means by which Cambodians vihaer return rpeah to their own country.

The remaining refugees were then loaded on buses and sent away, their destination unknown. Articles with Thai-language external links Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently vigear external links Coordinates on Wikidata Pages using infobox Hindu temple with unknown parameters All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Wikipedia articles in need of peeah from May All Wikipedia articles in need of updating Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements Articles needing additional references from July Commons category link is on Wikidata Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers Wikipedia articles with LCCN identifiers Wikipedia articles with VIAF identifiers Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers.

Today, elements of the Banteay Srei style of the late 10th century can be seen, but most of the temple was constructed during the reigns of the Khmer kings Suryavarman I [5]: Cambodia’s military commander said: The Siamese Government and later the Thai Government had preau no query about the Vinear I map prior to its negotiations with Cambodia in Bangkok in This section needs to be updated.


Charter and a judgment from the International Court of Justice”, the letter claims. Guerrilla warfare cij in Cambodia through the s and well into the s, hampering access to Preah Vihear.

Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. The maps were moreover communicated to the Siamese members of the Mixed Commission, who said nothing, to the Siamese Minister of the Interior, Prince Damrong, who thanked the French Minister in Bangkok for them, and to the Siamese provincial governors, some of whom knew of Preah Vihear. The Court then examined the relationship between the second operative paragraph and the rest of the operative part.

The natural inference was that Thailand had accepted the frontier at Preah Vihear as it was drawn on the map, irrespective of its correspondence with the watershed line. See also Temple of Preah Vihear Cambodia v. As a consequence, Thailand withdrew from the event, with the Thai representative explaining, “We withdraw to say we do not accept any decision from this meeting.

Australian judge Sir Percy Spender wrote a scathing dissent for the minority on the court, however, pointing out that the French government had never mentioned Thai “acquiescence” or acceptance at any time, not even when Thailand stationed military observers at the temple in Temple of Preah Vihear”. Archived from the original PDF on This finds its justification in the application of the concepts of recognition or acquiescence.

Thailand had nevertheless continued to also use and indeed to publish maps showing Preah Vihear as lying in Cambodia. Preah Vihear Temple Khmer: Others were shot or pushed over the cliff.

Summaries | Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand) | International Court of Justice

The sanctuary is reached via two successive courtyards, in the outer of which are two libraries. States entitled to appear before the Court. In January, the Vietnamese reportedly attacked Khmer Rouge troops holed up in the temple, but there were no reports of damage to it.

Although the highway is paved when it leaves Siem Reap, both roads are occasionally graded gravel once they begin to approach the Dangrek escarpment. Original Language Translation bilingual version Translation.