Dalhousie Law Journal


Costa Rice, neutrality, Inter-American Treaty for Reciprocal Assistance, Organization of American States


Costa Rica's permanent neutrality was proclaimed on November 17, 1983. Costa Rica is the only Latin American State with a legal regime of permanent neutrality, as well as the single Member State of the Organization of American States which is also a Party to the Inter- American Treaty for Reciprocal Assistance (Rio de Janeiro, 1947), which has adopted permanent neutrality as a guiding principle of its foreign policy.