National Laws 60% open

Bolivia

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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No Copyright of SILEP belongs to Vice-Presidency of the Plurinational State . No statement on the Gaceta Oficial about the information being in the public domain.
In an open and machine-readable format HTML Laws on SILEP can also be downloaded in Doc. format in addition to HTML. Gaceta offers them in Doc. an PDF.
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes The updated information can be found on the Gaceta. The SILEP website does not seem to provide any laws or amendments past 2015. So it is not updated regularly. But it does state on the website that it is advisable to consult the Gaceta for more updated information.
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps There is an advance search funcionality on the website, it allows to make search based on the number of the documents or based on words contained in the norm.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Sistema de Información legal del Estado Plurinacional; Gaceta Oficial
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
location http://silep.vicepresidencia.gob.bo/ - SILEP official website, it depends on Vicepresidency of the State, http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/ - Official Gazzette website Both website provide access to national laws. Both are run by the government.
I have made no changes to the submission, with the exception of the comments on the side which provide some more details on the findings. Full texts of the national laws with amendments were available on both the SILEP site and the Gaceta Oficial. The SILEP site was easier to navigate and displayed amendments more clearly. But Gaceta was the one that was regularly updated, while SILEP was out of date. The SILEP site makes it clear that the Gaceta should the authority on national laws publications. It states: "IMPORTANT: LAWS SHOWN ON THIS WEBSITE ARE THE RESULT OF REGISTRATION AND UPDATING AND EXPRESS REPEALS Repeals ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY FROM 1825. HERE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED IN ANY WAY THEY CAN NOT BE USED AS LEGAL REFERENCE, AS SUCH ALLOCATION APPLICABLE TO THE GAZETTE STATE OFFICER." It is possible that SILEP provides updated information only to registered users. It advises visitors to register in order to stay more up to date with the laws.

The submission is accepted. All the information can be verified by visiting both URLs provided above.

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Data location   http://silep.vicepresidencia.gob.bo/ - SILEP official website, it depends on Vicepresidency of the State
   http://www.gacetaoficialdebolivia.gob.bo/ - Official Gazzette website
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Jan 12 2017 17:45:08 GMT+0000 (UTC)