National Laws 33% 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): 2

Data Location

  • - Acts of Parliament
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format HTML, PDF
    findable 3
    findable_steps It took about 5 minutes of google searching to find these sources.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name Republic of Namibia Parliament
    characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
    location - Acts of Parliament

    Reviewer comments

    Laws are available on the Parliament's website, where the title, date of assent and date of publication (in the Gazette) are listed in HTML, while the content of the law is available for download in PDF format. Amendments are listed alongside laws, with reference in text to the laws they are amending, but without direct links. The website is not up-to-date at this time, the data is not openly licensed, nor is it available to be downloaded in bulk. For these reasons, I have modified the original submission/review to reflect the availability of the data.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Alyssa Beaton
    Submitters   Alyssa Beaton
    Last modified   Wed Mar 15 2017 19:30:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)