skip to contents.

Doing Legal Research in Asian Countries China, India, Malaysia,Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Asian Law Series

No.23

Edited by Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
March 2002
Table of Contents
PDF pdf (2.8MB)
Title page, Content, etc.

Preface

CHINA
How to Find Laws in Chinapdf/ Xin Chunying, Ding Ke

  INTRODUCTION
  I. SOURCES OF LAW AND TYPES OF LEGISLATION: CIVIL LAW TRADITION AND SOCIALIST LEGAL CONSTRUCTION
    A. Sources of law
    B. Types of legislation
    C. The hierarchy of legal rules

  II. CURRENT SITUATION OF LEGAL TEXT PUBLICATIONS: HOW TO FIND LAWS IN CHINA
    A. The situation of national legal text publication
    B. The situation of Local regulation text publication
    C. Judicial interpretations

  III. WHERE TO FIND LAWS IN CHINA
    A. Variety of law compilations
    B. Judicial interpretations
    C. Relevant State organ and Scholar edited law compilation
    D. Law yearbooks
    E. Local law gazettes
    F. Legal data discs
    G. Law libraries
    H. Book stores and law book stores
    I. Internet recourses
    J. Case books
    K. Other ways and means to legal information

INDIA
Basic Information for Legal Research pdf/ S.K.Verma

  I. OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN LEGAL SYSTEM
  II. SOURCE OF LAW AND TYPES OF LEGISLATION
    A. Source of Law
    B. Types of Legislation
    C. Hierarchy of Law
  III. HOW TO FIND LEGISLATION
    A. Legislation Material
    B. Places of Research
    C. Citation of Legislation
  IV. HOW TO FIND CASE LAW (PRECEDENT)
    A. Case Law Material
     B. Citation of Cases
    V. OTHER MATERIALS
    A. General
    B. Law Dictionary
    C. Law journals and Legal Periodicals
    D. Internet, CD-ROMS, Etc.
    E. Text Books or Treatises
    F. Encyclopedias
    G. Digests
    H. Press Reports

MALAYSIA
Basic Information for Legal Research in Malaysia pdf/ Mercy Selvaratnam, Hulwana Mohd Labib

 INTRODUCTION
    A The Hindu, Portuguese and Dutch Era, 1500 - 1824
    B. The British Era, 1824-1957
    C. Federation of Malaya 1948 - 1963
    D. Sabah & Sarawak
  I. MALAYSIA 1963
    A. The Federal Constitution
    B. The Malaysian Gazette
    C. Laws of Malaysia
    D. State Laws
    E. Retrieval Tools
  II. THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND THE DOCTRINE OF JUDICIAL PRECEDENT
    A. Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
    B. Law Reports and Digests
    C. Digests and Indexes
  III. ISLAMIC LAW IN MALAYSIA
  IV. TREATIES
  V. SECONDARY SOURCES OF RESEARCH
    A. Annotated statutes
    B. Encyclopedic Works
    C. Law Dictionaries
    D. Law Journals
    E. Internet CD-ROM etc
  VI. Legal Research Centres

PHILIPPINES
Basic Information for Legal Research in the Philippinespdf/ Antonio M. Santos
  I. HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF PHILIPPINE LAW – AN OVERVIEW
    A. Pre-Spanish Period
    B. Spanish Period
    C. American Period
    D. Japanese Period
    E. Philippine Republic
  II. SOURCES AND CLASSIFICATION OF LAW
    A. Sources of Law
    B. Structure of Government
    C. Classification of Law
  III. RESEARCH IN STATUTE LAW
    A. Concept, Scope and Classification of Statute Law
    B. Statute Law Materials
    C. Citation of Statute Law
  IV. RESEARCH IN CASE LAW
    A. Concept, Scope and Classification of Case Law
    B. The Philippine Court System
    C. Case Law Materials
    D. Citation of Case Law
  V. SEARCH BOOKS / LAW FINDERS
    A. Introduction
    B. Legal Textbooks
    C. Legal Encyclopedia
    D. Law Dictionaries
    E. Legal Digests
    F. Legal Periodicals
    G. Citators
  VI. COMPUTER-ASSISTED LEGAL RESEARCH (CALR)
    A. Internet and On-Line Services
    B. CD-ROM
    C. Philippine Websites

 APPENDIXES AND REFERENCES

THAILAND
Legal Research and Legal Education in Thailandpdf/ Vichai Ariyanuntaka

 INTRODUCTION
  I. LEGAL EDUCATION IN THAILAND: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
    A. Before Legal and Judicial Reform [before B.E. 2411 (A.D. 1868)]
    B. After Legal and Judicial Reform [after B.E. 2411 ( A.D. 1868)]
    C. Legal Education in Thailand: Current and Future Trend.
    D. Future Trend of Legal Education in Thailand
  II. LEGAL PROFESSION TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
    A. Judiciary
    B. Office of the Attorney-General
    C. Attorneys
 CONCLUSION
 APPENDIXES


VIETNAM
Basic Information for Legal Research - A Case Study of Vietnampdf/ Dao Tri Uc
 
 INTRODUCTION
    A. Overview of the Vietnamese legal system
    B. Acquirement of Oriental and Western Legal Values with Regard to the development of Vietnam's Legal Ideologies
    C. Hierarchy of Law Legal documents
  I. HOW TO FIND LEGISLATION
    A. Publication of legal documents:
    B. Legal specialized library system
    C. Computerization of legal information system:
  II. OTHER MATERIALS
    A. Village regulations (Huong uoc)
    B. Publication on the legal matter
    C. Judiciary and Law implementation practice
  CONCLUSION AND PROPOSALS