ABAC Journal: Vol. 29 No. 3 (September - December 2009)
(Assumption University, 2009)
The most important legal instrument of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations - the ASEAN Charter - entered into force on December 15, 2008 and bestowed a legal personality for this regional organization. The ASEAN Charter has given root to a new ASEAN. In this original framework, the ASEAN meetings of 2009 and in particular the October 23-25, 2009, ASEAN Summit hosted in Thailand were conceived to herald a new phase in ASEAN's life. By their results, the 2009 ASEAN Summits will have a special place in the history of this reg...