National Laws 50% 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 format


Data Location

  • - Official Printing Office
  • - Prime Minister's Office
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No I changed the submission to NO because I do not see a statement about open license on neither of the URLs. The original submitter had answered YES and had provided this URL as evidence: The link was broken so I could not verify.
    Downloadable at once No
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format HTML Full texts of laws also available in PDF.
    findable 3
    findable_steps write the right keywords
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name Official Printing Office of the Republic of Tunisia
    characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable) All the characteristics are present. Date of last amendment can be derived by checking the latest entry on the list of amendments.
    location - Official Printing Office, - Prime Minister's Office Both URL seem to contain a database where it is possible to search full texts of laws. I am basing my review on the first URL listed ( I was not able to navigate the search engine of the Prime Minister's Office (this may have been due to the fact that since I do not speak Arabic I could not type in any key word to search. Putting in a date only did not get me any results).


    I am not able to asses to the website of the Prime Minister's office because I could not use search engine. Review is based on Official Printer's Website. The data on this website satisfies all the required characteristics. The only change I made was to change B7 to NO because the bottom of the Official Printer's Website states that "all rights are reserved" to Official Printing Office. The Prime Minister's website also contained no statement of open license. The link included by original submitter to verify open license was broken.

    Reviewer comments

    This submission should be accepted because all required characteristics are available in the data set.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Tue Dec 20 2016 10:20:58 GMT+0000 (UTC)