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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)

Suzette V Suarez

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 February 2020

Subject(s):
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...
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