This data category requires all national laws and statutes available to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Content of the law / status
  • If applicable, all relevant amendments to the law
  • Date of last amendments
  • Data should be updated at least on quarterly

Data Location


Has metadata about legislation (federal, state and municipal level - even though levels other than federal depend on agreements being made and few are present yet) and also court decision. Users can browse and filter content according to this metadata. Links to the full text are provided, when available, often with multiple sources (eg. the same law on the Presidency's and both Parliament's websites).

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   30/06/2009
Format of data   html
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed Nov 13 2013 18:52:46 GMT+0000 (UTC)