National Laws 89% 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): 2

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format The laws are available for download as PDF., Doc., and Zip. files. After some feedback by tobybellwood on the forum, it was determined that html is also an available format.
findable 3
findable_steps Google search
licence_url This URL leads to the part of the website where reference to Creative Commons License is made.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Office of Parliamentary Counsel
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable) All required characteristics can be easily found.
location - The original submission had listed the following URL as a source: ok However, the listed URL is more up to date.


I changed the URL in B2 to one that is more up do date. All other sections are unchanged This updated review includes a comment that data is available in html (following tobybellwood's feedback on the forum).

Reviewer comments

This updated review includes a new comment regarding the format of the data. The original submission was accepted because the data contains all the required characteristics.

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed Mar 15 2017 14:57:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)