[LINK] Launch of AsianLII: Asian legal information web service

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Dec 7 14:35:11 AEDT 2006

Linkers may be familiar with Australasian Legal Information Institute 
(AustLii) which provides an excellent free consolidated database of 
Australian legal data <http://www.austlii.edu.au/>. They are 
expanding to provide a service for the Asian region via the Asian 
Legal Information Institute (AsianLii). There is a paper on it 
at  <http://www.austlii.edu.au/austlii/events/2006/asianlii_intro.pdf>:

The Asian Legal Information Institute (AsianLII - www.asianlii.org) 
is a non-profit and free access website for legal information from 
all 27 countries and territories in Asia located from Japan in the 
east to Pakistan in the west, and from Mongolia in the north to Timor 
Leste in the south. Access to AsianLII is free. AsianLII will be 
launched for free public access in December 2006.

Facilities AsianLII will provide for searching and browsing databases 
of legislation, case-law, law reform
reports, law journals and other legal information, where available, 
from each country in the region. The
prototype now provides access to 75 databases drawn from over half 
the 27 countries, with over 100,000
documents. ...

For every country, AsianLII will also contain an extensive Catalog of 
law-related websites for that country
(parts of the largest law catalog on the Internet), and a 'Law on 
Google' facility assisting users to search
Google only for legal materials from that country.

The service will be officially launched on Friday. I recommend a 
visit to UNSW, just to see the new law building (RSVP : 

I have suggested AsianLii have web pages which can be automatically 
translated into Asian languages and  be accessible via mobile phones 

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