National Laws 45% open

Ghana

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
In an open and machine-readable format HTML
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes They are
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Search for either the constitution or a specific law and it comes up online.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Parliament of Ghana [Hansard];
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
location https://www.judicial.gov.gh/index.php/preamble - The Constitution of Ghana , href="http://laws.ghanalegal.com/" http://laws.ghanalegal.com/">rel="nofollow">http://laws.ghanalegal.com/ - A data base of all the laws in Ghana, http://www.parliament.gh/docs?type=HS - An edited verbatim report of proceedings of Parliament. it contains all the laws/acts etc.
Article 11 of the 1992 Ghana Constitution states that the laws of Ghana shall comprise: The Constitution; Enactments made by or under the authority of the Parliament established by the Constitution [or legislation]; Any Orders, Rules and Regulations made by any person or authority under a power conferred by this Constitution [or subsidiary or subordinate legislation]; The existing law or the written and unwritten laws of Ghana that existed immediately before the coming into force of the 1992 Constitution; and The common law [or the English common law, English doctrines of equity, and the rules of customary law]. All these available (albeit separately online)

Meta data

Data location   https://www.judicial.gov.gh/index.php/preamble - The Constitution of Ghana
   http://laws.ghanalegal.com/ - A data base of all the laws in Ghana
   http://www.parliament.gh/docs?type=HS - An edited verbatim report of proceedings of Parliament. it contains all the laws/acts etc.
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Michael Beatty
Submitters   Franka Vaughan
Last modified   Fri Jan 27 2017 14:31:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)