National Laws 60% 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 HTML PDF [Reviewer comment] I have added HTML as one of the available formats. As original submitter commented, it is also available in PDF.
Downloadable at once Yes There is no option to download several laws at once. However, as a reviewer I am not making any changes to B5 because each individual law and all the amendments can be downloaded at once.
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps I google searched national laws Zimbabwe and found this source on the second page of search results.
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Parliament of Zimbabwe
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable) All amendments to the law are clearly listed near the title of the law in chronological order. The body of the law clearly identifies the amendments.
location - Parliament of Zimbabwe
Very easy to identify all the required characteristics in the data set. As a reviewer, the only change I made was to indicate that each law is also available in HTML format, not just PDF.

This submission should be accepted because I could easily verify that the dataset contains all required characteristics.

Meta data

Data location - Parliament of Zimbabwe
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML
Reviewer   Juela Xhaferraj
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Tue Jan 17 2017 12:03:33 GMT+0000 (UTC)