January 1979–September 1979

  • Jamie Frederic Metzl


The Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia had a dramatic impact on both conditions within Cambodia and for the development of Western responses to the situation there. By bringing to a halt the draconian policies of the Democratic Kampuchea regime, the invasion led to a definite improvement in the living conditions of most Cambodians. It also forced Western states to re-evaluate fundamentally their responses to the human rights abuses which had taken place in Cambodia under the deposed regime.


Security Council Mass Grave Western State State Sovereignty Cambodian Refugee 
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    Ben Kiernan, “Vietnam and the Governments and People of Kampuchea”, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, vol. 11, no. 4 (October–December 1979), pp. 19–25.Google Scholar
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© Jamie Frederic Metzl 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jamie Frederic Metzl
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  1. 1.Harvard Law SchoolUSA

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