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Unlock the value of African digital legal information in support of the rule of law, access to justice, and innovation.

Open Access to African Legal Information

Our Open Law Africa programme helps African governments to sustainably digitise their legal information for public use, through open law software, capacity-building, training, partnerships and support.

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Open Access to African Law

Impact: over 3 million users every year

The 2020 LIIs in Africa Impact Report shows the remarkable impact of free access to African law:

  • Over 3,000,000 annual users in 2020.
  • 2.7x growth since 2017.
  • The majority of legal and justice sector professionals could not do their jobs without these resources.
Impact and testimonials of Open Law Africa

Our work in action

Our legal data and software powers legal information portals used by hundreds of thousands of users every month, from Africa and all over the world.

Open Law Technology

1. Digitise
Digitise your legislation and legal information into legal data.
2. Publish
Publish your legal information for use by anyone, anywhere. World-class reading and research tools on desktop, mobile, offline, print and archival.
3. Enrich
Enrich your legal information with interactivity, analysis, and external datasets. Enhance with machine-learning and AI.

Our Open Law Technology solutions lower the cost of digitisation, archival and publication of primary legal information, and create opportunities for rich interactivity, advanced research and justice sector innovation.

Open Law Technology

Use African Legal Data

Power your business and research innovations with our African legal data APIs.

Use our Legal Data

Global Digitisation Network

Our Scan Stations are a world-wide network of digitisation centers. Our expert staff and partners collect, scan and digitise African legal information including judgments, legislation, gazettes and law reports.

Scan Station Network

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No more tracking cookies on our Legal Information websites
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