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Asian Law Guide (East Asia and Southeast Asia): Regional Resources

East Asia, and Southeast Asia

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Regional Information

Regional Organisations


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam then joined on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999, making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN.


The primary economic forum supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Latest ASEAN Legal News

Legal news feed from the Global Legal Monitor at the Library of Congress.



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