National Laws 100% open

Brazil

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 Yes
In an open and machine-readable format HTML, XML The Lexml project gives access to the API/webservice through HTML (research portal) and XML (all data).
Downloadable at once Yes Data is downloadable in bulk through the API/webservice system.
Up-to-date Yes Data is updated every time there is an amendment to the laws.
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3 I was already acquainted with the brazilian Presidency portal, but it was quite difficult to find the information for the Lexml project. I had to ask specialists about it.
findable_steps 1) Tried to search in the web for the data but only retrieved the brazilian Presidency consultation webpage 2) asked for specialists in legislation data for a reference and got some links for the Senate, 3) Found the Lexml project through the Senate open data portal.
licence_url http://projeto.lexml.gov.br/ The page footer shows that the content and data from the website are published under a Creative Commons 4.0 license. All the webservice links also redirect to the open definition.
Collected by government Yes
usability 1 You need to have programming skills to access the API/webservice and use the data.
collector_name Senado Federal The Federal Senate (Senado Federal) in Brazil keeps a data repository and documentation for downloading the webservice. The brazilian Presidency ("Palácio do Planalto") also keeps a comprehensive portal for searching and consulting federal laws.
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
location http://projeto.lexml.gov.br/ - The Lexml project, part of “Interlegis” legislative initiative, is a webpage that contains both a research system for federal laws and also the possibility to access its API., http://dadosabertos.senado.gov.br/dataset/api-search-an - The Federal Senate keeps the documentation to search and retrieve data from the Lexml project., http://dadosabertos.senado.gov.br/group/legislacao2 - There is also the possibility to retrieve federal juridical norms directly through the Senate in .xml format., http://legis.senado.leg.br/dadosabertos/docs/resource_L - This documentation shows how to retrieve access to the API for the Senate., http://www4.planalto.gov.br/legislacao - The brazilian Presidency keeps this webpage to federal law consultation, but download here is not possible., https://legislacao.planalto.gov.br/legisla/legislacao.n - The brazilian Presidency also keeps a platform for searching federal laws, but download here is not possible., - Here I listed many different sources for data, starting with the most comprehensive open data initiative by the brazilian Legislative and ending with the consultation webpage of the brazilian Presidency, which is used very often, but doesn’t provide open data format.
More information about the Lexml project can be obtained through http://projeto.lexml.gov.br/documentacao/resumo-em-ingles

Well documented. All data is found on the sites provided. These comments are from the original submitter. B1.1: The Federal Senate (Senado Federal) in Brazil keeps a data repository and documentation for downloading the webservice. The brazilian Presidency ("Palácio do Planalto") also keeps a comprehensive portal for searching and consulting federal laws. B2.2: Here I listed many different sources for data, starting with the most comprehensive open data initiative by the brazilian Legislative and ending with the consultation webpage of the brazilian Presidency, which is used very often, but doesn’t provide open data format. B2.3: I was already acquainted with the brazilian Presidency portal, but it was quite difficult to find the information for the Lexml project. I had to ask specialists about it. B5: Data is downloadable in bulk through the API/webservice system. B6: Data is updated every time there is an amendment to the laws. B7.1: The page footer shows that the content and data from the website are published under a Creative Commons 4.0 license. All the webservice links also redirect to the open definition. B8: The Lexml project gives access to the API/webservice through HTML (research portal) and XML (all data). B9: You need to have programming skills to access the API/webservice and use the data.

Meta data

Data location   http://projeto.lexml.gov.br/ - The Lexml project, part of “Interlegis” legislative initiative, is a webpage that contains both a research system for federal laws and also the possibility to access its API.
   http://dadosabertos.senado.gov.br/dataset/api-search-an - The Federal Senate keeps the documentation to search and retrieve data from the Lexml project.
   http://dadosabertos.senado.gov.br/group/legislacao2 - There is also the possibility to retrieve federal juridical norms directly through the Senate in .xml format.
   http://legis.senado.leg.br/dadosabertos/docs/resource_L - This documentation shows how to retrieve access to the API for the Senate.
   http://www4.planalto.gov.br/legislacao - The brazilian Presidency keeps this webpage to federal law consultation, but download here is not possible.
   https://legislacao.planalto.gov.br/legisla/legislacao.n - The brazilian Presidency also keeps a platform for searching federal laws, but download here is not possible.
Data licence   http://projeto.lexml.gov.br/
Data format   HTML, XML
Reviewer   Michael Beatty
Submitters   Wagner Faria de Oliveira
Last modified   Thu Nov 24 2016 18:03:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)