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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1
|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.|
|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_steps||I just googled Kosovo Laws|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|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="http://www.kuvendikosoves.org/?cid=1,122" http://www.kuvendikosoves.org/?cid=1,122">rel="nofollow">http://www.kuvendikosoves.org/?cid=1,122 - Laws, Republic of Kosovo Assembly, href="http://gzk.rks-gov.net/ActsByCategoryInst.aspx?Index=1&InstID=1&CatID=6" http://gzk.rks-gov.net/ActsByCategoryInst.aspx?Index=1&">rel="nofollow">http://gzk.rks-gov.net/ActsByCategoryInst.aspx?Index=1& - 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).
I am accepting the submission as it meets all required characteristics.