National Laws 67% open


What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available.

  • Content of the law / status
  • Date of last amendment
  • Amendments to the law (if applicable)

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data format


All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
Downloadable at once Yes The download of laws is separated by subjects.
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format HTML The data is in PDF
findable 3
findable_steps Search in Google for national laws in Argentina.
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos. Sistema Argentino de Información Jurídica.
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
location - National Laws in force, - Download the legal digest


The submission should be accepted without changes. Lopez made a comment on the forum with regards to data being available in CSV format and proposed that B7 should be changed to YES. I did not make these changes as the data found on the URL Lopez provided on the forum post does not provide the data that we are looking for (texts of national laws) but rather an aggregate list of various laws, directives and resolutions with no corresponding text. So, the government does provide lists of national laws, directives, and resolutions in CSV format and this information is available as open data, but I do not think that it should be used for the purpose of this submission. Rather, this submission should be based on data provided by SAIJ (at the URL noted in B2.2) as this is where the actual texts of the laws are found. Because of this, I did not make changes to B2.2, B7 and B8.

Reviewer comments

Based on my review, this submission should be accepted as I was able to come to the same conclusions about the data.

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
Submitters   Guido López Avakian
Last modified   Wed Dec 21 2016 18:54:52 GMT+0000 (UTC)