Emory International Law Review


NATO serves as a community of interests that takes into consideration the recommended matters and concerns of its members. Article 9 of the North Atlantic Treaty serves to frame the views and interest of NATO in line with that of the United Nations Charter under Article 51. This Article provides legal commentary on the institutional frameworks that have been put in place to further the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty. This is done through the appropriate procedures and structures that are identified in this Article. The multiple subsidiary bodies of NATO and its relation to other international organizations is discussed, along with the relationship between Article 9 and other articles under the North Atlantic Treaty. Additionally, Article 9 serves as an enabler provision that provides a basis for the implementation of the needed structural procedures to carry out the collective goals and values of NATO internationally.