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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, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 July 2021

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

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). 

1The 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 hemisphere...
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