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


They don't collate later amendments, or changes through notices, in any way. This means that if you need to see the "real" most recent draft (including all amendments and updates by Regulation), you need to subscribe to a private legislation provider which is prohibitively expensive, even for practitioners. A new private service makes many of the consolidated laws available for free in PDF form.

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   PDF
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Nov 05 2012 11:25:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)