Western Responses to Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia, 1975–80

  • Jamie Frederic Metzl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 192-260

About this book


This study examines Western responses to human rights abuses in Cambodia between 1975 and 1980, years which included the murderous rule of the Khmer Rouge regime, a Vietnamese invasion, a civil war, and a famine. It argues that the Vietnamese invasion of December 1978 forced Western states to choose between the conflicting principles of promoting the individual human rights of the Cambodian people and furthering the geostrategic interests of the Western states.


civil war conflict Historical Background human rights state war

Authors and affiliations

  • Jamie Frederic Metzl
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Law SchoolUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-24717-2
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-24719-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24717-2
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