National Laws 50% open

El Salvador

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): 3

Data Location

  • - Legislative Assembly of El Salvador webage
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No Changed to NO because there is no statement indicating information is in the public domain. The following appears at the bottom of the page: “Legislative Assembly El Salvador. All rights reserved”. The original submission had indicated the following URL as proof: But I could not find any statements/proof on this page that the information is in the public domain.
    Downloadable at once No In order to access amendments one must search for them individually and download them individually.
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format The text of the laws can only be found in PDF
    findable 4
    findable_steps Google Asamblea Legislativa de El Salvador > Clicked on eParlamento > Selected Documentos Legislativos > Búsqueda de Leyes
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 3
    collector_name Legislative Assembly of El Salvador
    characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable) Made change to indicate that "Amendments to the law" are available. At the bottom of each law all the amendments and respective dates are identified. It is then possible to find these amendments by searching the same database (URL in B2.2).
    location - Legislative Assembly of El Salvador webage


    [Comment by original submitter] You have to find the laws you want to start building your database from scratch! [Comment by reviewer] I changed the original submission to indicate that the "Amendment to the law" were available. I found that it was easy enough to search (the same database) for the amendment listed and to obtain its full text. The record of amendments is also up to date (amendments passed within the last three months are recorded and made available online). I also changed the submission to indicate that the information is not in open domain. The texts of all the laws are only found in PDF format. The html webpage only provides the name of the law, the general topic, the date it was enacted, date of last amendment and a very short summary of the law.

    Reviewer comments

    I am accepting the submission because after a review, I was able to verify that indeed all required characteristics for national laws were present in the dataset.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
    Submitters   Omar Luna
    Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 03:41:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)