CALE assists countries in Asia to build up legal systems suitable for the process of nation building.

Since the 1990s, many socialist countries have made a transition into market economy. They need to create a new legal system to promote fair market economy, establish the rule of law, democracy and a system for the protection of human rights.
In line with economic globalization, they have to bring their legal systems into conformity with international standards.

What is “Legal Assistance” ?

Cooperation in legislative drafting and judicial system reform

CALE promotes cooperation in legislative drafting and other related activities to establish a fair market economy and to bring legal systems into conformity with international standards.

Cooperation in legal education and training of legal professionals

CALE promotes cooperation in educating and training jurists and legal professionals to help them develop stronger capacity in drafting new legislation and applying enacted laws.

Three CALE missions

CALE develops legal assistance projects in cooperation with the government of Japan,

The government of Japan has been providing legal assistance to countries in Asia since the 1990s. Nagoya University maintains one of the world’s leading networks for the study of legal assistance to Asian countries and has created legal assistance projects in cooperation with the Japanese government.

  • Mission1

    Research on Laws in Asia and the Science of Legal Assistance

    Coordinating research on the laws of Asian countries and theories of legal assistance.

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  • Mission2

    Legal Education Assistance

    Developing human resources needed by countries in Asia in making and operating laws by themselves.

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  • Mission3

    Training of Human Resources in Japan

    Fostering global leaders or experts who know well about Asia and will be able to contribute meaningfully to the development of the region.

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Center for Asian Legal Exchange (CALE) Pamphlet