Open Knowledge

Legislation 35% open


What data is expected?

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

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Base de données des textes de lois en vigueur au Bénin published by Ministère en charge de la Justice)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The national laws are made available by a collaboration between the Ministry of justice, the Abomey-Calavi University and the national school of administration and magistrate. This collaboration have lead to a website (1) where many law can be queried and downloaded.

Reviewer comments

The data is not available in bulk.



  • Kamil Gregor


  • anonymous