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.
1The 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. 2The headquarters of SEATO was in Bangkok, Thailand. SEATO was short-lived; it was dissolved on 30 June 1977. Art. X Manila Pact provides that...