Preah Vihear hearing live broadcast
- Published: 9/04/2013 at 03:50 PM
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The Cambodia-Thailand showdown over the Preah Vihear temple at the International Court of Justice next week will be broadcast live from The Hague by radio and over the internet, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
The International Court of Justice sessions next week will look much like this, with a bank of judges overlooking Thai and Cambodia delegations, with French as the official language to be used by all parties.
Nuttavudh Photisaro, deputy permanent secretary for foreign affairs, said the public will be able to follow the hearing in French with English and Thai translations at the website www.phraviharn.org, on NBT Channel 11, and on three radio stations.
The three stations include the two Radio Thailand frequencies of FM92.5 and AM 891, and Saranrom Radio AM1575.
The hearing will take place in the Netherlands each evening next week, from Monday through Friday, April 15-19.
Cambodia is to make its opening argument on Monday, April 15, with Thailand to follow next Wednesday, April 17. Each side will then make additional arguments. The court will retire after the April 19 session, and is expected to give its verdict by October.
Cambodia has petitioned the court to interpret its 1962 ruling, and decide whether it includes territory surrounding the temple. The court awarded the temple itself to Cambodia, but did not dictate ownership of the area around the temple itself, which is claimed by both countries.
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