Charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

  • 03/11/2011
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This factsheet provides an overview of the Charter, which came into force on 15 December 2008. ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967. From its inception to the creation of the Charter, ASEAN had been a loose informal grouping without legal personality or constituting document. The Charter codifies the institutional framework of ASEAN and provides it with legal status.