is both a User Guide, an instruction manual for how to browse and search
World Law / DIAL, and an online Guided Tour that will take you on an
interactive tour of the main features of World Law / DIAL at the completion of
each section of the User Guide.
relationship between Project DIAL and World Law is as follows:
- Each time you see a 'Guided Tour' sign, you can stop and follow the links
and instructions for that part of the Tour. It will take you to examples of the
parts of World Law and DIAL that have been described in the preceding
- When you see hypertext links in this Guided Tour, or elsewhere in the
Tutorial, they will take you to a separate window in your browser.
- Try it now - click on this link:
- In the printed version of this Tutorial, any text that is a hypertext link
will appear with double underlining.
- This Guide will work best with the following browser setting: 'Underline
links' should be selected.
- World Law is a catalog of Internet sites concerning law, and a search
engine to search the content of those sites. World Law aims to help you find
all types of legal resources located anywhere on the Internet. It is a global
Internet legal research facility. World Law is developed and hosted by the
Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII).
- Project DIAL (Development of the Internet for Asian Law) is a major part
of World Law, comprising those parts which are legislation-related (including
legislation, law reform and treaties). DIAL is funded by the
Asian Development Bank (ADB). Those parts of the system which are part of
Project DIAL display the ADB logo. Project DIAL also involves elements which go
beyond the building of the World Law system, such as training of government
users in selected developing Member Countries, and the DIALogue facility to
enable communication between authorised users and expert panelists.