Emory International Law Review


Steven Hill


The community of NATO has grown considerably since the North Atlantic Treaty was signed on April 4, 1949. The NATO community contains a vast network of legal advisors and contributors who have provided much toward the growth and development of the North Atlantic Alliance itself. This Article starts by addressing a few of the historical events that lead to the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty, followed by events taking place in today¿s time that reflect the contributions of the NATO legal community. The Article brings to light the motivating ideas and factors that have led the NATO legal community to reflect on the purpose and establishment of the North Atlantic Alliance, directed toward both the global landscape in 1949 and today in 2019. Lastly, the Article gives a comprehensive review of the legal commentary on the North Atlantic Treaty.