Thailand and Cambodia have been given a deadline of April 26 by an International Court of Justice judge to submit documents backing up each country's view of the meaning of "vicinity" around the Hindu Preah Vihear temple, Thai delegation chief Virachai Plasai said Thursday.
The two countries must then provide counter-arguments within another week, by May 3. The deadline was imposed by a single judge, not the court, said Ambassador Virachai. Submissions can include old and new maps, or a description of the coordinates.
He described the request by Somalian Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf as normal procedure in international courts and tribunals, including the World Trade Organisation and other arbitration processes. Both sides get time to make written submissions.
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