Homogenisation in Disparate Legislative Systems: Data Formats and Technological Implementation
Written on July, 2023
The challenge of making legislative data available in standardised formats is a complex issue that transcends the mere technicalities of data conversion and archiving. It involves a delicate balance of adhering to long-standing institutional traditions and processes while facilitating technological transformation. The complexity is further compounded when considering the diversity in legislative systems and their respective operational nuances. This essay delves into the multifaceted challenges and opportunities presented by the quest for standardising legislative data, taking into account the different areas within the legislature such as legislative drafting, procedural matters, and Hansard.