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


The Korea Law Information Center (KLIC) provides information on Korean laws and regulations including administrative rules, local laws and regulations, and legal precedents, as well as laws in force and their histories. The data on the site is only available in DOC, PDF, and HWP (a file format for Korean word processor called Hangul), and it is not available in bulk. The KLIC provides Web APIs so I answered "yes" to the question regarding machine-readability. However, the Web APIs are only accessible after the registration so in terms of the Web APIs, the data is not publicly available.

Reviewer comments

The submission is correct.

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y 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   XML, HTML, HWP, DOC, and PDF
Reviewer   Kamil Gregor
Submitters   James G. Boram Kim
Last modified   Tue Sep 08 2015 10:54:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)