Legislative XML: Principles and Technical Tools

May 2012
This document, commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and developed by the University of Bologna, presents the advantages, opportunities, and challenges involved in applying Legislative XML to a parliamentary workflow. It is addressed to a diverse audience of experts involved in the parliamentary lawmaking system. In particular, there are five groups of final end users: members, legislative leaders, and other decision-makers; legislative officers and senior legislative clerks; drafters and legislative clerks; ICT managers and staff responsible for the technology used to create and maintain legislative documents; and ICT developers.