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ASEAN Law Syllabus

DLSU College of Law


(3 Trimester, SY2015-2016)
Atty. Marie Tanya Z. Recalde
rd

Week 1: Introduction to the Course


Week 2: Overview of ASEAN

What is ASEAN?
History of ASEAN
Purpose of ASEAN
What ASEAN is not

Is it the same as the European Union?

Is it a formal conglomeration of 10 Countries?

Is it an International Organization?
What is the ASEAN Community?
ASEAN Integration and the future of Filipino Lawyers

[Note: Unless otherwise specified, the legal documents to be discussed


may be found in http://agreement.asean.org in the ASEAN Secretariat
website www.asean.org]
Weeks 3-4: ASEAN and ASEAN Institutions
1. Introduction to ASEAN

The ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration)


http://www.asean.org/?static_post=the-asean-declaration-bangkokdeclaration
2. ASEAN institutions

Basic documents
o Declaration of ASEAN Concord
II, http://www.asean.org/declaration-of-asean-concord-ii-baliconcord-ii-3/
o ASEAN Charter sections

Organizational structure of Secretariat, Councils, Summit


o Summit
o Councils
o Secretariat
Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN Secretariat
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117151
823.pdf
1

Various Protocols Amending the Agreement on the


Establishment of the ASEAN Secretariat
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117153
010.pdf
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117153
205.pdf
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117153
444.pdf
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117153
705.pdf
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117153
835.pdf

3. ASEAN Charter

ASEAN Charter
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20141204151618.pdf

Special Issues:
o
The ASEAN Way
o
Legal versus Rules-Based
o
ASEAN as an international organization
Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Not in Force)
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140416012
939.pdf
o
Diplomatic Immunities of ASEAN Officials
Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of
Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
(ASEAN) on Hosting and Granting Privileges and Immunities
to the ASEAN Secretariat
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2014041601033
8.pdf
Agreement between the ASEAN Secretariat and the
Government of the Republic of Indonesia Concerning the Use
and Maintenance of the Premises of the Residence of the
Secretary-General of ASEAN
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2014041615261
0.pdf
Week 5: ASEAN Community
1. ASEAN Community
Cha-Am Hua Hin Declaration on the Roadmap for an ASEAN

Community (2009-2015)
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20131229171448.pdf
2. ASEAN Political Security Community
http://www.asean.org/wp-content/uploads/archive/5187-18.pdf
3. ASEAN Economic Community
http://www.asean.org/wp-content/uploads/archive/5187-10.pdf
4. ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community
http://www.asean.org/wp-content/uploads/archive/5187-19.pdf
ASEAN 2025 Vision http://www.asean.org/asean-2025-forgingahead-together/
http://www.asean.org/storage/2015/11/ASEAN_2025_Forging_Ahead_To
gether.pdf
Special Issues:

ASEAN Community versus the European Union (see Treaty on the


Functioning of the European Union and Treaty on European Union)

ASEAN versus APEC (see http://www.apec.org/About-Us/AboutAPEC/Mission-Statement.aspx)


Week 6: Issues in ASEAN Socio-Political Community

Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia and various


Protocols
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20131230235433.pdf
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20131231005052.pdf
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117142023.pdf
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117144104.pdf
ASEAN Convention on Counter Terrorism
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20131229172152.pdf
Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20131230234315.pdf
Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20131230232144.pdf
Protocol to the ASEAN Charter on Dispute Settlement Mechanisms
(Not in Force)
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20131229165853.pdf
o Instrument of Incorporation of the Rules for Reference of
Unresolved Disputes to the ASEAN Summit to the Protocol to the
ASEAN Charter on Dispute Settlement Mechanisms
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20131229164511.p
df

o Instrument of Incorporation of the Rules for Reference of Non


Compliance to the ASEAN Summit to the Protocol to the ASEAN
Charter on Dispute Settlement Mechanisms
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20131229164526.p
df
Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea
http://www.asean.org/?static_post=declaration-on-the-conduct-ofparties-in-the-south-china-sea-3
Also see: United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
provisions on EEZ
Weeks 7-11: Issues in ASEAN Economic Community
1. Basic Documents

Framework Agreement on Enhancing ASEAN Economic


Cooperation
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140119154919.p
df

Protocol to Amend the Framework Agreement on Enhancing


ASEAN Economic Cooperation (Not in Force)
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140119154913.p
df

AEC 2015 Blueprint

AEC 2025 Documents

Article XXIV of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade


https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/analytic_index_e/gatt
1994_09_e.htm

Understanding on the Interpretation of Article XXIV of the GATT


https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/10-24.pdf
2. Single Market
o ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA)
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140119034633.p
df
o Protocol to Amend Certain ASEAN Economic Agreements related
to Trade in Goods
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140506100628.p
df
o ASEAN Framework Agreement for the Integration of Priority
Sectors
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140119111352.p
df
Protocol on Notification
Procedures, http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/201401

19131353.pdf
o Agreement to Establish and Implement the ASEAN Single Window
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140119103428.p
df
o Protocol to Establish and Implement the ASEAN Single Window
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2014011910381
3.pdf
o Memorandum of Understanding on the Implementation of the
ASEAN Single Window Pilot Project
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2014011910413
8.pdf
o Protocol on the Legal Framework to Implement the ASEAN
Single Window
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2015091502005
6.pdf
o Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of the
Participating Member States of the Association of Southeast
Asian nations (ASEAN) on the Pilot Project for the Implementation
of a Regional Self-Certification System
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117162924.p
df
o Memorandum of Understanding among the Governments of the
Participating Member States of the Association of Southeast
Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the Second Pilot Project for the
Implementation of a Regional Self-Certification System
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117162924.p
df
3. Other ASEAN economic agreements
a. Investment
ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140119035519.p
df
Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment
Agreement (Not in Force)
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20141007110406.p
df
b. Services
ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140119141949.p
df
Finance
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o 1997 Ministerial Understanding on ASEAN Finance


Cooperation in Finance
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2014011913263
4.pdf
o Protocol to Amend the Ministerial Understanding on ASEAN
Cooperation in Finance
o http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2015071505430
3.pdf
o Protocol to Implement the 6th Package of Commitments on
Financial Services under the ASEAN Framework Agreement on
Services
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2015051815300
0.pdf
o Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization
http://www.bsp.gov.ph/downloads/publications/faqs/cmim.pdf
4. Dispute resolution
ASEAN Protocol on Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20141217102933.
pdf
Yaung Chi Oo Trading Pte. Ltd. v. Government of Myanmar, 42
ILM 540 (2003)
5. Deviation from ASEAN Agreements

Protocol to Provide Special Consideration for Rice and


Sugar, http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2014011910
2720.pdf

Protocol to Amend the Protocol to Provide Special Consideration


for Rice and Sugar
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140119102807.p
df
Week 12: AEC and the Legal Profession (16 April 2016)

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Mutual Recognition


Agreements http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140119
122338.pdf
o Examples: Medical Professionals
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2015011918323
4.pdf
o Accountants
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2015012611231
0.pdf
o Nurses
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/2015011918344
6

6.pdf
ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140119141949.pdf
ASEAN Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption (Not in Force)
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20131229173048.pdf
ASEAN Agreement on the Movement of Natural Persons (Not in
Force)
http://agreement.asean.org/media/download/20140117162554.pdf
Survey of Legal Systems in ASEAN
http://www.aseanlawassociation.org/legal.html
Art. XII, Sec. 14 and Art. VIII, Sec. 5(5) of the Constitution of the
Philippines
Rule 138, Rules of Court
Cases:
Cayetano vs. Monsod, 201 SCRA 21 , 214 [1991]
Ulep vs. The Legal Clinic Inc., 223 SCRA 378, 400 [1993]
In Re: Al C. Argosino, 246 SCRA 14, 17 [1995]
Dacanay vs. Baker & McKenzie, 136 SCRA 349, 350-351 [1985]

Weeks 13-14: ASEAN Free Trade Agreements with FTA Partners


(23, 30 April 2016 & 7 May 2016)

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA)


http://www.asean.org/storage/images/2015/October/outreachdocument/Edited%20AANZFTA.pdf
http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta_C_aanzfta.asp?hl=47
ASEAN-China FTA (ACKTA)
http://www.asean.org/storage/images/2015/October/outreachdocument/Edited%20ACFTA.pdf
http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta_acfta.asp?hl=2
ASEAN-India FTA (AIFTA)
http://www.asean.org/storage/images/2015/October/outreachdocument/Edited%20AIFTA.pdf
http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta_C_aifta.asp?hl=46
ASEAN-Japan Economic Partnership (AJECP)
http://www.asean.org/storage/images/2015/October/outreachdocument/Edited%20AJCEP.pdf
http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta_ajcep.asp?hl=38
ASEAN-Korea FTA
http://www.asean.org/storage/images/2015/October/outreachdocument/Edited%20AKFTA.pdf
http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta_akfta.asp?hl=3

Special Issues:

ASEAN Noodle Bowl


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Bilateral, Multilateral and Plurilateral Agreements


Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA) versus
ASEAN-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (AJCEP)
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/philippine/epa0609/
Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership v. Trans-Pacific
Partnership
http://www.asean.org/storage/images/2015/October/outreachdocument/Edited%20RCEP.pdf
https://ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/transpacific-partnership/tpp-full-text

Week 15: Review