The ASEAN Charter entered into force on 15 December 2008. A gathering of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers was held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta to mark this very historic occasion for ASEAN.
With the entry into force of the ASEAN Charter, ASEAN will henceforth operate under a new legal framework and establish a number of new organs to boost its community-building process.
In effect, the ASEAN Charter has become a legally binding agreement among the 10 ASEAN Member States. It will also be registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations, pursuant to Article 102, Paragraph 1 of the Charter of the United Nations.
Chapter 1 Purposes and Principles
Chapter 2 Legal Personality
Chapter 3 Membership
Chapter 4 Organs
Chapter 5 Entities Associated With ASEAN
Chapter 6 Immunities and Privileges
Chapter 7 Decision-Making
Chapter 8 Settlement of Disputes
Chapter 9 Budget and Finance
Chapter 10 Administration and Procedure
Chapter 11 Identity and Symbols
Chapter 12 External Relations
Chapter 13 General and Final Provisions
"ASEAN Charter." (Online). Available : http://www.aseansec.org/21861.htm Retrieved 14 July 2012.
"กฎบัตรอาเซียน." (Online). Available : http://www.thai-aec.com/asean-charter Retrieved 14 July 2012.