TITLE

SUPERVISING AGREEMENTS: THE KOREAN EXPERIENCE

AUTHOR(S)
Freymond, Jacques
PUB. DATE
April 1959
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Apr1959, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p496
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the importance of implementation of international agreements. It will be recalled that the Armistice Agreement concluded at Panmunjom in July 1953 provided for the establishment of a Military Armistice Commission, composed of representatives of the two belligerents, and a Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, which was to carry out the functions of supervision, observation, inspection and investigation. The mission of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission was primarily to see that both sides adhered to their agreement not to strengthen their military forces, either by increasing their personnel or by bringing in more advanced weapons. To accomplish this, the Armistice Agreement provided for 20 Neutral Nations Inspection Teams, five to be stationed at ports of entry in South Korea, five at ports of entry in North Korea and the balance held in reserve in the Demilitarized Zone. Actually, the notion that any state, which had not participated in the Korean War was neutral was, of course, unrealistic. Furthermore, the emphasis on parity in the articles of the Armistice Agreement implied that there were interests to be defended rather than truths to be sought.
ACCESSION #
14724100

 

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