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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?
It's not openly licenced
It's not in an open and machine-readable format
It's downloadable at once
It's publicly available
It's available free of charge
I have made no changes to the submission, with the exception of the comments on the side which provide some more details on the findings.
Full texts of the national laws with amendments were available on both the SILEP site and the Gaceta Oficial. The SILEP site was easier to navigate and displayed amendments more clearly. But Gaceta was the one that was regularly updated, while SILEP was out of date. The SILEP site makes it clear that the Gaceta should the authority on national laws publications. It states: "IMPORTANT:
LAWS SHOWN ON THIS WEBSITE ARE THE RESULT OF REGISTRATION AND UPDATING AND EXPRESS REPEALS Repeals ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY FROM 1825. HERE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED IN ANY WAY THEY CAN NOT BE USED AS LEGAL REFERENCE, AS SUCH ALLOCATION APPLICABLE TO THE GAZETTE STATE OFFICER."
It is possible that SILEP provides updated information only to registered users. It advises visitors to register in order to stay more up to date with the laws.