CGDK

AcronymDefinition
CGDKCoalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia)
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The second was voting for the Khmer Rouge-dominated CGDK to take the Kingdom's seat at the UN - a move that brought further disaster on the Cambodian people - and imposing sanctions on those who defeated the Pol Pot regime, he said.
In June 1982 they established the Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea (CGDK).
The CGDK and any other state party to the Genocide Convention could have easily made a case that there was a "dispute" regarding the fulfillment of the convention.
Although the United States had indirectly supported the Khmer Rouge by backing the CGDK government-in-exile in the 1980s,(56) the U.S.
Inside Cambodia, Hun Sen's political calculation at the end of 1998 favored prosecution by a national tribunal with international assistance, and King Sihanouk also seemed to be in favor of this means of clarifying his role in the CGDK.(102) Yet the Hun Sen government's willingness to gain custody over the accused is an open question.
In fact, however, as the citizens of the PRK realized, K5 referred specifically only to the second of these: the plan to seal off the border with Thailand in order to prevent further infiltration by CGDK forces.
Further, to facilitate its efforts to maintain international support, ASEAN took the lead in forming a coalition of the three Khmer resistance forces, the CGDK. The suspicious Khmer factions were reluctant to cooperate with each other, and ASEAN needed considerable Chinese diplomatic pressure on the Khmer Rouge before the coalition - which remained one of convenience - could be proclaimed in 1982.
While all ASEAN members agreed on supporting the CGDK diplomatically, differences over the provision of military assistance led ASEAN states to act separately.
The CGDK, which had insisted that the conflict was bilateral - between Cambodia and Vietnam - was against direct negotiations with the PFK; neither Phnom Penh nor the Khmer Rouge were interested in national reconciliation.
Sihanouk's threat to resign from the presidency of the CGDK forced his two coalition partners to support the idea of a four-party conference, thus paving the way for the first of the Jakarta Informal Meetings (Jim) in July 1988.
The CGDK also expressed concern over Vietnamese settlers in Cambodia, and differences existed over the proper role of the United Nations.
The split in Cambodia's state sovereignty was representative of the war between the CGDK and the Phnom Penh government, and therefore was matched by the enormous security problems Cambodians endured from 1979 to the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements and the subsequent United Nations intervention.