Understanding September 11th - an International Legal Perspective on the War in Afghanistan

12 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2006

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Michael J. Kelly

Creighton University School of Law; American Bar Association, Business Law Section; American Society of International Law

Abstract

America's military response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks was an invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, toppling the Taliban government and pursuing al Qaeda remnants. This action was covered by Article 51 of the U.N. Charter as self-defense and carried forth under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Charter as a NATO operation. This paper analyzes the legality of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.

Keywords: Afghanistan, invasion, 9/11, terrorist, terrorism, al qaeda, Taliban, Kabul, NATO, United Nations, Article 51, self-defense

Suggested Citation

Kelly, Michael J., Understanding September 11th - an International Legal Perspective on the War in Afghanistan. Creighton Law Review, Vol. 35, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=920902

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