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ASEAN and ASEAN+ Intergovernmental Dispute Settlement Mechanisms - a General Perspective and Some Suggestions

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The growing cooperation in ASEAN and ASEAN+ frameworks goes hand in hand with the proliferation of ASEAN and ASEAN+ dispute settlement mechanisms. However, due to this proliferation, ASEAN countries and their partners face a dilemma. On the one hand, in spite of their role, ASEAN and ASEAN+ dispute settlement mechanisms are underused. Therefore, it may be necessary to improve these mechanisms and encourage disputing parties to use them. On the other hand, proliferation of dispute settlement mechanisms may provoke risks. This paper presents a general perspective of ASEAN and ASEAN+ intergovernmental dispute settlement mechanisms. It compares them and their jurisdictions, while suggesting some ideas for a sustainable growth of these mechanisms.

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Tran Thi Thuy Duong
Ho Chi Minh City University of Law
Russian Federation


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Tran Thi Thuy Duong . ASEAN and ASEAN+ Intergovernmental Dispute Settlement Mechanisms - a General Perspective and Some Suggestions. Kutafin Law Review. 2017;4(2):418-448.

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