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Access to Law in Europe

  • Laurens MommersEmail author
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Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)

Abstract

The online availability of legal information, including primary legal sources such as official gazettes, can be regarded as an important asset of e-Government, as this type of information may improve transparency and accessibility of government. In practice, online availability of primary sources has brought citizens and professionals an easy way of obtaining these sources free of charge, as opposed to using expensive providers of professional information, consulting specialists or having to visit a public library.

Keywords

Official Publication Legality Criterion Government Information Epistemic Dimension Legal Information 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Abbreviations

DCA

Dutch Copyright Act

ECRM

Europese Conventie voor de Rechten van de Mens

Gw

Grondwet [Dutch constitution]

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author would like to thank the editors for their constructive and useful comments on previous versions of this article.

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© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2011 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consultant at Legal IntelligenceLeidenThe Netherlands

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