For a More Effective and Competitive ASEAN Dispute Settlement Mechanism

SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project Working Paper Series 2014/06

85 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2015

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Joseph Wira Koesnaidi

JWK Law Office

Jerry Shalmont

Universitas Pelita Harapan - Faculty of Law

Yunita Fransisca

JWK Law Office

Putri Sahari

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Date Written: June 2014

Abstract

This paper aims to answer the question why until now there is no single case every being brought to ASEAN dispute settlement system, from different angles. First, it analyzes whether there are lacking in the rules and procedures of the ASEAN Dispute Settlement System. Second, explores if the problem is in the dispute settlement system infrastructures. Third, examines whether ASEAN culture is the reason behind the zero dispute. Fourth, analyzes is there any financial constraint underlying the untested dispute settlement mechanism. Fifth, explores the possibility of Members not resorting to ASEAN DSM is because the lack of legal certainty or case precedence. Sixth, whether the lack of expertise or experts in ASEAN laws or ASEAN Dispute Settlement might be one of the reasons. Seventh, whether the very short and ambitious timeframe makes Members hesitant to utilize this mechanism. Eight, the low utilization is in fact happens everywhere in other RTAs/FTAs and not just ASEAN.

Keywords: ASEAN, Dispute Settlement

Suggested Citation

Koesnaidi, Joseph Wira and Shalmont, Jerry and Fransisca, Yunita and Sahari, Putri, For a More Effective and Competitive ASEAN Dispute Settlement Mechanism (June 2014). SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project Working Paper Series 2014/06 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2613871 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2613871

Joseph Wira Koesnaidi

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Jerry Shalmont (Contact Author)

Universitas Pelita Harapan - Faculty of Law ( email )

Lippo Village
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Indonesia

HOME PAGE: http://www.uph.edu

Yunita Fransisca

JWK Law Office ( email )

7th Floor Unit C
Office 88, Kota Kasablanka
Jl. Casablanca Kav. 88, South Jakarta
Indonesia

Putri Sahari

Universitas Pelita Harapan ( email )

Jl. M.H. Thamrin Boulevard
Tangerang, Banten, East Java 15811
Indonesia

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