January 1979–September 1979
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.
KeywordsSecurity Council Mass Grave Western State State Sovereignty Cambodian Refugee
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