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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance of Rio de Janeiro (1947)

Jean-Michel Arrighi

Subject(s):
Regional organizations — Aggression — Armed attack — Use of force, prohibition — Use of force, threat — Specific treaties

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Since its origins, dating back to the end of the 19 th century, the inter-American system has gradually consolidated a set of ground rules. In particular, resolutions and agreements established the principle of solidarity among American States vis-à-vis external threats and threats to peace in the region ( Peace, Threat to ); the obligation to seek peaceful settlement of international disputes , culminating in the adoption of the American Treaty on Pacific Settlement ( Bogotá Pact [1948] ) and its prohibition of the use of force ( Use of Force, Prohibition of) ;...
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