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


All new laws passed by the Rwandan parliament are 'gazetted' and then published on the website of the Office of the Prime Minister in PDF form. Unfortunately the gazettes can each contain several laws passed on a single date so this can make it more complicated to find the correct law that you are looking for as they are indexed by the date of the gazette rather than by the title of the legislation.

Rwandan legislation is published in all three of the official national languages: English, French and Kinyarwanda.

Reviewer comments

Data is correct and accepted.

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   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   Stephen Abbott Pugh
Last modified   Thu Oct 23 2014 14:48:28 GMT+0000 (UTC)