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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: 20 May 2019

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...
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