National Laws 65% 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
In an open and machine-readable format TXT The Gazette publishes texts of laws in TXT and PDF format.
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
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).

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

Meta data

Data location,122 - Laws, Republic of Kosovo Assembly - Official Gazette Website
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   TXT
Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
Submitters   Blina Meta
Last modified   Tue Dec 13 2016 09:59:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)