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


Legislation that has been passed by the Houses of Parliament and brought into effect prior to 2010 is hosted by the Ministry of Justice. Acts of Parliament 2009-2014 are available on the Jamaica Parliament website.

All documents are PDFs of scanned paper documents and therefore not easily machine readable.

Reviewer comments

Links checked and description is accurate.

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   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Jenny Molloy
Submitters   Bruce Hoo Fung
Last modified   Wed Nov 19 2014 12:28:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)