From Community to Compliance? The Evolution of Monitoring Obligations in ASEAN (Introduction and Chapter One)

Cambridge University Press, 2015

15 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2013 Last revised: 28 Nov 2014

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Simon Chesterman

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 27, 2014

Abstract

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been transformed from a periodic meeting of ministers to become the most important regional organisation in Asia’s history. An important tension in this transformation is the question of whether the ‘ASEAN way’ — defined by consultation and consensus, rather than enforceable obligations — is consistent with the establishment of a community governed by law. This book examines the evolution of efforts to gather and share information about compliance with international obligations, the other purposes that monitoring has served, and how such regimes might influence ASEAN’s ambitious goal of forming an ASEAN Community by 2015.

Keywords: ASEAN, Monitoring, Integration, International Organisations, International Law, Economic Community

JEL Classification: F02, F15, F33, F36, F42, G15, K33, N25, N75, O19

Suggested Citation

Chesterman, Simon, From Community to Compliance? The Evolution of Monitoring Obligations in ASEAN (Introduction and Chapter One) (November 27, 2014). Cambridge University Press, 2015 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2347833

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