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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

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 July 2021

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

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 Since its origins, dating back to the end of the 19th century, the inter-American system has gradually consolidated a set of ground rules. In particular, resolutions and agreements established the principle of solidarity (Solidarity, Principle of) 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...
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