ASEAN Law and Policy
- Team and Experts
- ASEAN Integration Through Law Project
- The Trajectories and Remit of ASEAN Market Integration
- State Transformation and ASEAN
- ASEAN and the Asia Pacific Region
- Organising the Public Bureaucracy to Ensure Effective Implementation and Compliance with ASEAN Commitments
- ASEAN and the Transformation of Regional Security
- ASEAN as an International Actor
- Monitoring Compliance by the ASEAN Secretariat, National State Administrators, and Private Actors—Modes and Codes of Best Practices
- ASEAN Resources
- ASEAN External Trade Agreements
- ASEAN Economic Community: Overview of the Progress of the AEC to Date and Evaluating the AEC Blueprint 2015
- ASEAN Economic Community: New Scenarios for Economic Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and Implications for ASEAN
- ASEAN Economic Community: Rules of Origin
The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), alongside the European Union, is the most well-known and successful regional organisation in the world today. It has grown from a declaration between five states focused on non-interference, to an international organisation that is a central hub for cooperation between ten states on matters as diverse as financial services, energy, investment, consumer protection and human rights. It also has a prodigious output. The ASEAN Economic Community alone comprises over 1100 measures. Since 2010, CIL has looked at the place of law in the construction of ASEAN.
The CIL ASEAN Law and Policy team is building on this research in two ways in the next few years. First, it is researching matters at the forefront of ASEAN law and politics, such as the remit and style of economic integration; the way ASEAN is transforming systems of law and administration within its member states; the relationship of ASEAN to wider trade and investment regimes in the region; and ASEAN as a hub for security cooperation in the region. Second, CIL is disseminating its knowledge and expertise to those within the region, be these civil servants, judges, academics or students, through an extensive outreach programme across the region. The ASEAN Law and Policy Curriculum and Training Programme was developed to fulfil these objectives.
The ASEAN Law and Policy Team at CIL also maintains the only cross-referenced full text collection of ASEAN documents. The collection contains over 700 agreements, declarations, statements and work programmes, organised thematically according to sectoral areas within the three community pillars, external relations and procedural aspects of ASEAN. The accompanying International Law section of the CIL Document Database tracks the ratification and accession status of ASEAN member states to key international instruments. To access the CIL Document Database, please click here.
Team and Experts
Co-Director (Research), ASEAN Law and Policy Programme
Leading Co-Director, ASEAN ITL Research Project
University Professor, New York University
Co-Director (Teaching), ASEAN Law and Policy Programme
Senior Research Fellow