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Documents on Germany, 1944-1959 : background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956
(1959)

Soviet draft treaty on collective security in Europe, October 28, 1955,   pp. 164-166 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 165

DOCUMENTS, ON GERMANY, 1944-59
2. The States-parties to the Treaty undertake to refrain from
aggression against one another and also to refrain from having re-
course to the threat or use of force in their international relations,
and, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, to settle
any dispute that may arise among them by peaceful means and in such
a way as not to endanger international peace and security in Europe.
3. Whenever, in the view of any State-party to the Treaty, there
is a threat of an armed attack in Europe against one or more of the
States-parties to the Treaty, they shall consult one another in order
to take effective steps to remove such threat and to maintain security
in Europe.
4. An armed attack in Europe against one or several States-par-
ties to the Treaty by any State or group of states shall be deemed to be
an attack against all the Parties to the Treaty. In the event of such
an attack, such [each] of the Parties, exercising the right of individ-
ual or collective self-defence, shall assist the state or states so attacked
by all means at its disposal, including the use of armed force, for the
purpose of re-establishing and maintaining international peace and
security in Europe.
5. The States-parties to the Treaty undertake jointly to discuss
and determine as soon as possible the procedure under which assist-
ance, including military assistance, shall be provided by the States-
parties to the Treaty in the event of a situation in Europe requiring
a collective effort for the re-establishment and maintenance of peace
in Europe.
6. The States-parties to the Treaty, in conformity with the provi-
sions of the Charter of the United Nations, shall immediately inform
the Security Council of the United Nations of any action taken
or envisaged for the purpose of exercising the right of self-defence or
of maintaining peace and security in Europe.
7. The States-parties to the Treaty undertake not to participate
in any coalition or alliance and not conclude agreements the objectives
of which are contrary to the purposes of the Treaty on Collective
Security in Europe.
8. The States-parties to the Treaty undertake to promote a broad
economic and cultural cooperation among themselves as well as with
other states through the development of trade and other economic
relations and through the strengthening of cultural ties on a basis
excluding any discrimination or restrictions which hamper such
cooperation.
9. In order to implement the provisions of the Treaty which refer
to consultations among its Parties and to consider questions arising
in connection with the task of ensuring security in Europe, the fol-
0owing shall be provided for:
(a) Regular or, when required, special conferences at which
each State shall be represented by a member of its government
or by some other specially designated representative;
(b) The setting up of a permanent consultative political com-
mittee the duty of which shall be the preparation of appropriate
recommendations to the governments of the States-parties to the
Treaty;
(c) The setting up of a military consultative organ the terms
of reference of which shall be specified in due course.
40109 5;9-42
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