National Laws 61% 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): 1

Data format


Data Location

  •,122 - Laws, Republic of Kosovo Assembly
  • - Official Gazette Website
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No The laws can be downloaded one by one in PDF and TXT. The amendments of the laws are also seperate PDFs and TXT.
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format TXT The Gazette publishes texts of laws in TXT and PDF format.
    findable 4
    findable_steps I just googled Kosovo Laws
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo; Prime Minister's Office (via Official Gazette)
    characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable) The reason why the Gazette was chosen as the point of reference for this review is because it makes a much clear connection between a law and its amendment. The laws published on the Assembly website do not list the amendments nor their dates. Amendments appear as separate laws altogether. The Gazette however clearly lists the laws amending the original law and the date of enforcement. So all requirements are met on the Gazete website.
    location href=",122",122">rel="nofollow">,122 - Laws, Republic of Kosovo Assembly, href=""">rel="nofollow"> - Official Gazette Website Texts of laws can be found on both websites. However, as a reviewer I am adding the second URL of the Official Gazette. I will use this website instead for the rest of the review as it contains more complete data.


    The review was based on the Gazette website. The original submitter used the Assembly website and made no mention of the Gazette (I added this source as a reviewer). I am much more confident that all the characteristics are found when taking the Gazette as a point of reference. The Assembly data is relatively incomplete as it does not note amendments on original laws (even though amendments are still published separately). The other change I made was in B8, where I noted that data is available in TXT format (in the Gazette).

    Reviewer comments

    I am accepting the submission as it meets all required characteristics.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
    Submitters   Blina Meta
    Last modified   Tue Dec 13 2016 09:59:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)