Open Knowledge

Legislation 90% 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? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (HTML)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as A comprehensive database of Qatari legislation, court decisions, and records of membership to international treaties. published by Ministry of Justice)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Al Meezan is the official legislation portal of Qatar. It provides timely updates of passed legislation in HTML and word format. The website uses a CC-BY licence. However, data cannot be downloaded in bulk.

Reviewer comments

The submission is correct.



  • Kamil Gregor


  • Riyadh Al-Balushi