Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)
Suzette V Suarez
- Military assistance — Self-defence — Armed forces
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 Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (‘SEATO’) was established under the Southeast Asia Collective Defence Treaty (‘Manila Pact’) on 8 September 1954 . The Manila Pact entered into force on 19 February 1955 . Of the parties to the Manila Pact, only two are from the Southeast Asian region: the Philippines and Thailand. The other parties are the United States, France, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom. 2 The headquarters of SEATO was in Bangkok, Thailand. SEATO was short-lived; it was dissolved on 30 June 1977. Art. X Manila Pact provides...