The Asian Legal Resource Centre will focus on the following functions:
- Co-ordinating and sharing amongst local, national and sub-regional groups and individuals information on legal service programmes and legal initiatives being taken in Asian countries, through such means as e-mail, newsletters, publications, exchange of materials and workshops;
- Facilitating exchanges of people working in the field of human rights and legal resources, and to encourage sharing of information and skills. Development of such programmes in places where they do not currently exist through visits, internships, and the like;
- Develop training schemes to assist the creation and operation of legal resource and para-legal programmes, and promoting the running of such programmes on a sub-regional basis;
- Researching and analysing current legal issues, human rights violations and oppression of people within Asia and to encourage development of a macro-perspective on these problems and provide such information for the Asian Human Rights Commission.