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National Laws 100% 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?

The information is provided as HTML, therefore a machine cannot extract the semantics of the information without significant effort. Other jurisdictions publish this information as XML and clearly identify semantic elements like the title, dates, headers, sections, clauses, etc.

I had to make some changes: B7: Laws are in the public domain B8: Laws are found in the html and xml files not just html. They are also found in pdf format. B9: I had to switch from 1 to 3 because it's not hard to navigate and access the data.

Data location
Data licence
Data format   HTML, XML
Reviewer   Michael Beatty
Submitters   James McKinney
Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 16:24:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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