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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Organization of American States (OAS)

Jean-Michel Arrighi

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 April 2019

Subject(s):
Extradition and mutual assistance — Regional co-operation — Security assistance

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

1 The Organization of American States (‘OAS’) is an international organization established in 1948 to achieve among its Member States, as Art. 1 Charter of the OAS indicates, ‘an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence’ ( Territorial Integrity and Political Independence ) . Today it comprises the 35 independent States of the Americas and constitutes the principal political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the...
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