201. The EU insisted that it be different from „traditional international organisations” because of its „internal order”. is separate from international law and, therefore, relations between the EU and its Member States are governed by EU law, a „separate legal source”. See Opinion of the European Commission to the International Law Commission, Responsibility of International Organizations (Comments and Observations Received from International Organizations), 106, para. 20-1, s. 59. 157. ARS, No. 125, art. 55, but reflects the residual nature of the secondary rules of State responsibility by allowing States to create special rules which do not then have the scope and conditions for the existence of international law.
49. SEVERINO, Rodolfo, „Introduction” in Rodolfo SEVERINO, ed., Framing the ASEAN Charter: An ISEAS Perspective (Singapore: ISEAS Publications, 2005), 3 at 6Google Scholar: ASEAN lacks „juridical personality or legal standing under international law”; Severino, note 2: „It is not and was not intended to be a supranational entity acting independently of its members.” 25. Vienna Convention, note 20. The Vienna Convention reflects the law of international usage; see in particular Gabčíkovo Nagymaros Project (Hungary/Slovakia), judgment  I.C.J. Rep. 7. „The rule prescribes the procedures under which ASEAN, as an intergovernmental organization, may conclude agreements with countries, international, regional and subregional organizations and institutions monitoring their external relations, in accordance with Article 41.7 of the ASEAN Charter.” 5. Article 3 of the Charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, 20. November 2007, online: ASEAN 〈 www.asean.org/archive/publications/ASEAN-Charter.pdf 〉 [ASEAN Charter].
21. GONZALEZ-MANALO, Rosario, „Drafting ASEAN`s Tomorrow: The Eminent Persons Group and the ASEAN Charter” in Tommy KOH et al., eds., Making of the ASEAN Charter (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2009), 37-44GooGle Scholar: „A second more important example was the dilution of the vision for the Secretary-General and the Secretariat. The EPG considered that this function was endowed with extensive decision-making and representation powers, including the coding of the competence of . conduct discussions and negotiations on behalf of ASEAN and other states and international organizations. . . .