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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Temple of Preah Vihear Case

Markus Wagner

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 12 August 2022

Sovereignty — Treaties, interpretation — Boundaries

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The Temple of Preah Vihear, an ancient sanctuary and shrine of considerable artistic and archaeological interest, is located on a promontory forming part of the Dangrek Mountains. A treaty of 13 February 1904 between Siam, as Thailand was then called, and France—Cambodia being a protectorate of France at the time (Protectorates and Protected States)—stipulated that in that particular area, the frontier was to be commensurate with the watershed line (Boundaries). The exact delineation was left to a Franco-Siamese Mixed Commission (Mixed Commissions), which met...
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