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Title: Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance
Alternative Title(s): Rio Treaty
Available From: http://www.oas.org/juridico/english/Treaties/b-29.html
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/decad061.asp
Conclusion Date: 1947-09-02
Entry Into Force Date: 1948-12-03
Description: The parties to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance agree that an armed attack on any American State is considered an armed attack against all American States, and the parties will assist in meeting the attack according to the right to individual or collective self-defense. In the event of a threat to the integrity of the territory or sovereignty or political independence of an American State, or in the event of a threat that endangers the peace of America, the organ of consultation will meet to agree on measures to be taken.
Legal Citation: OASTS No. 8
EISIL Categories: Home > Use of Force > Collective Security
Keywords: collective security
Language(s): English
Document Creator: Inter--American Conference for the Maintenance of Continental Peace and Security
Site Administrator: Organization of American States
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