National Laws 65% open


What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on draft legislation e.g. data on parliamentary lawmaking is available.

  • Content of the law
  • Status
  • Date of last amendment
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes Government are available for NAD 3.5 from any government office. However, PDF is available at no cost.
Downloadable Yes
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date Yes As soon as a bill is passed and enacted as law it get gazetted and becomes available for anyone to download or buy hard copy.
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
Digital data No PDF and word documents
Print data Yes Yes, all government data is available as government gazette. Hard copy available for purchase at NAD 3.5. However, PDF of all laws available for free at
location - Parliament Portal, - Legal Assistance Center Namibia, - Index of laws Can be downloaded in PDF from parliament
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I have intensively searched, interviewed people who work at Parliament on how law data is handled.
characteristics Content of the law, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
Controlled access Yes Yes. Government gazette are available online and one can download the PDF without requesting access
Collector name Parliament of the Republic of Namibia
Once passed by Parliament, all laws are gazetted and becomes available as government gazette.

Meta data

Data location - Parliament Portal - Legal Assistance Center Namibia - Index of laws
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Jennifer Walker
Submitters   Amugongoamech L
Last modified   Sun May 06 2018 01:39:18 GMT+0000 (UTC)