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
In an open and machine-readable format provides texts of laws in html format (this no longer appears to be an option on the survey) Laws are also available as doc. and PDF files.
Downloadable at once No
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps I googled "leyes mexico" and I found it
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Camera de diputados (Chamber of Deputies); Supreme Court; Unidad General de Asuntos Juridicos
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable) The original submission had indicated that amendment to laws were not available. I changed the submission to indicate that they are made available. The content of the amendments of each law are very clearly presented inside a box on the first page of the law. The name of the amendment and date enacted are also identified. Enrique_Zapata also commented that all characteristics were present (but this was already indicated in the review, so B3 remains unchanged).
location - national congress website, - Supreme Court website, - Unidad General de Asuntos Juridicos - website The third source ( was added after feedback from Enrique_Zapata on the forum This source provides more complete information (because it provides laws in HTML format) and therefore will be the point of reference for this updated review.
In my original review I had made only one change to the original submission, to indicate that amendments to laws were present. I updated the review after feedback from Enrique_Zapata. In this updated review I have added a third source. In light of this new source it also appears that HTML is an available format- but I did not make changes to the submission because HTML no longer appears to be an option listed in B8 (but I have indicated it on the comments).

This submission is an update of the previous review and it includes an added source for the data. The data set contains all the required characteristics.

Meta data

Data location - national congress website - Supreme Court website - Unidad General de Asuntos Juridicos - website
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
Submitters   Juela Xhaferraj
Last modified   Thu Mar 09 2017 15:36:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)