The ASEAN Legal Information Network System (LINKS) had its origins at the 2nd ASEAN Law Ministers Meeting (ALMM) in Kuala Lumpur in April 1993 that recommended that each member country consider the feasibility of LINKS noting that such a system could facilitate access to the national laws of member countries and further supplement the exchange of legal materials.

Following up on this issue, the 4th ASEAN Senior Law Officials Meeting (ASLOM) in Bandar Seri Begawan in September 1995 further agreed for each member country to share and exchange knowledge and experience in this field using LINKS. This was later enhanced at the 5th ASLOM held in Manila in September 1996 which recommended that the establishment of the LINKS be made part of the ASEAN Home Page maintained by the ASEAN Secretariat to provide hypertext links to the publicly available legal information databases of each member country as and when that member country sets up its database.

ASEAN Legal Information Network System (LINKS)