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Drago Doctrine

Definition/Scope: Named for Luis Maria Drago, 1859-1921, Argentine statesman and jurist. His protest against coercion of Venezuela by Great Britain, Italy, and Germany (1902) became known as the Drago Doctrine; it stated that no public debt could be collected from a sovereign American state by armed force or through occupation of American territory by a foreign power. It was adopted in modified form at the Hague Conference (1907).

Broader Terms:

international relations

Related Terms:

Calvo Doctrine
humanitarian intervention

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