The North Atlantic Treaty is meant to serve as a contractual relationship between all of its members. Article 8 of the North Atlantic Treaty serves to act as a provision in this contract to make sure that the North Atlantic Treaty is the highest priority governing treaty authority. Article 8 addresses the event that other international treaties come into conflict with its provisions and values it is designed to promote. This Article gives an overview on the drafting of Article 8 and the ideas and intents that went into its construction. Further this Article, provides legal commentary on the effect that Article 8 has on the members of NATO and the commitments that each has to one another. This Article provides an analysis of Article 8 in practice and how it can be seen binding the members of NATO to its authority.
The North Atlantic Treaty and It's Relationship to Other "Engagements" of Its Parties--A Commentary on Article 8,
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