Legal information system, authentic publication and the process of law making
Principles <ul><li>Automation of law making: E-Recht </li></ul><ul><li>Publication: Legal information system (RIS) </li></...
Automation of making federal laws <ul><li>Electronic editing of documents </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic workflow system bet...
Benefits <ul><li>Sets standards for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production of documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processes </l...
Electronic editing of documents <ul><li>Goal: look and feel of a &quot;Bundesgesetzblatt&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Generatio...
Legislative workflow electronic law making Ministry generates legislative text 1 Public examination  of drafts 2 BKA gener...
D7.2 Example: Workflow &quot;Bundesgesetz&quot;  eJustice http://rechtsinformatik.jura.uni-sb.de/ejustice/lexecute/start.h...
What is RIS? <ul><li>Data base for legal texts of Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Means for the promulgation of federal law (&qu...
<ul><li>European law </li></ul><ul><li>Current/old versions of federal law </li></ul><ul><li>Selected laws in English </li...
Input to RIS <ul><li>XML from E-Recht </li></ul><ul><li>In RIS documents are signed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MOA (Modules for...
Output from RIS <ul><li>Web interface </li></ul><ul><li>Internet to the public, Intranet to civil servants </li></ul><ul><...
RIS statistics 2005 <ul><li>Internet 73.000.000 hits / year 6.000.000 hits /month </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet 31.700.000 hi...
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  1. 1. Legal information system, authentic publication and the process of law making
  2. 2. Principles <ul><li>Automation of law making: E-Recht </li></ul><ul><li>Publication: Legal information system (RIS) </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic publication: Function of RIS </li></ul>
  3. 3. Automation of making federal laws <ul><li>Electronic editing of documents </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic workflow system between all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Output for authentic publication in the Internet </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits <ul><li>Sets standards for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production of documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increases flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks modifications and controls versions </li></ul><ul><li>Speeds up production time </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces production costs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Electronic editing of documents <ul><li>Goal: look and feel of a &quot;Bundesgesetzblatt&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Generation of documents with WinWord </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Style sheets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Macros for automatic layout </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion to XML for transport </li></ul><ul><li>Editing of documents with WinWord (conversion back from XML and to XML again) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical filter for conformance with XML syntax </li></ul>
  6. 6. Legislative workflow electronic law making Ministry generates legislative text 1 Public examination of drafts 2 BKA generates and publishes bill of the government 4 Transfer to the council of ministers 3 Parliament gets bill of the government & puts decision 5 BKA gets decision 6 Output to RIS 7
  7. 7. D7.2 Example: Workflow &quot;Bundesgesetz&quot; eJustice http://rechtsinformatik.jura.uni-sb.de/ejustice/lexecute/start.html
  8. 8. What is RIS? <ul><li>Data base for legal texts of Austria </li></ul><ul><li>Means for the promulgation of federal law (&quot;Bundesgesetzblätter&quot;) </li></ul><ul><li>Operated by BKA </li></ul><ul><li>Free of charge </li></ul><ul><li>www.ris.bka.gv.at </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>European law </li></ul><ul><li>Current/old versions of federal law </li></ul><ul><li>Selected laws in English </li></ul><ul><li>Legal drafts </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions of high courts </li></ul><ul><li>Tribunals and Commissions (e.g. Independent Senate for Asylum) </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions of the ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Current/old versions of the law of the 9 Austrian provinces </li></ul><ul><li>Law of some communities </li></ul>Which legal texts?
  10. 10. Input to RIS <ul><li>XML from E-Recht </li></ul><ul><li>In RIS documents are signed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MOA (Modules for Online-Applications) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MOA-SS: Signs documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MOA-SP: Verifies the signature </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From some other 30 sources (Europe, provinces, communities) </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge: some 30 applications </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge: XML? </li></ul><ul><li>Upload with HTTP, FTP or by storage media </li></ul>
  11. 11. Output from RIS <ul><li>Web interface </li></ul><ul><li>Internet to the public, Intranet to civil servants </li></ul><ul><li>Output formats for most documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RTF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. RIS statistics 2005 <ul><li>Internet 73.000.000 hits / year 6.000.000 hits /month </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet 31.700.000 hits / year 2.640.000 hits /month </li></ul><ul><li>Total 104.700.000 hits / year 8.640.000 hits /month </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank you for your attention [email_address]
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