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Title: North Atlantic Treaty
Alternative Title(s): Treaty of Washington
Washington Treaty
Available From: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/official_texts_17120.htm
Conclusion Date: 1949-04-04
Entry Into Force Date: 1949-08-24
Description: The North Atlantic Treaty is the founding document of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It establishes a system of collective self-defense as allowed by Article 51 of the UN Charter. An armed attack on any of the parties is considered to be an attack on all of the parties, and all parties will take action to restore and maintain security in the treaty area. The treaty also establishes a Council to consider matters of implementation.
Legal Citation: 34 UNTS 243; 43 AJILs 159
EISIL Categories: Home > International Organizations > Regional Organizations > Europe > North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Home > Use of Force > Collective Security
Keywords: collective security
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Site Administrator: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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