National Laws 45% 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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No I changed this to No. There is no statement of open license. Furthermore, in a highlighted yellow box on each law it states "Copyright reserved". Original submission provided the following URL as proof of open license: This URL is not relevant to the source where the data is found.
In an open and machine-readable format HTML Original submission indicated: JSON, RDF, CSV, TSV, XML I could not find any of these formats. The data is only available in HTML.
Downloadable at once No I changed this to NO because I could not see option to download data in bulk.
Up-to-date Yes Last updates were made December 30th 2016 (today is March 8, 2017)
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Ingresar a y buscar Leyes y Proyectos de Ley del Estado Colombiano
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Cámara de Representantes
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable) All the characteristics are present. Date of last amendment can be found by clicking on "Summary of Notes of Effectiveness".
location - Congress website The original submission had indicated as a source. However, this website contains no data, just links to the sites where the data can be found. I have indicated the site where the full text of laws is published. Laws may also be published on However, whenever I tried to search for laws on the site, the website crashed. For this reason, I cannot verify the contents of this site. The review is based entirely on the Congress website listed in B2.2
As a reviewer I have indicated a more appropriate source for the data. I changed B5 and B7 to No. The only other change I made was to indicate that data is only available in html., and no other formats.

The submission will be accepted because all characteristics are present in the dataset.

Meta data

Data location - Congress website
Data licence
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
Submitters   Juan Felipe Devia Rodriguez
Last modified   Wed Dec 14 2016 23:10:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)