Akoma Ntoso (“linked hearts” in the Akan language of West Africa) defines a set of simple technology-neutral electronic representations in XML format of parliamentary, legislative and judiciary documents.

The XML schemas of Akoma Ntoso make explicit the structure and semantic components of the digital documents so as to support the creation of high value information services that deliver the power of ICTs and increase efficiency and accountability in parliamentary, legislative and judiciary contexts.

Akoma Ntoso is an initiative of “Africa i-Parliament Action Plan” (www.parliaments.info) a programme of UN/DESA.

NEWS: LegalDocML OASIS public review of AKOMA NTOSO

Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Committee Specification Draft 02 / Public Review Draft 02
– Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Part 1: XML Vocabulary HTML (Authoritative):

- Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Part 2: Specifications HTML and Editable Source (Authoritative):
– XML schemas: http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/csprd02/part2-specs/schemas/
– XML examples: http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/csprd02/part2-specs/examples/

Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0 Committee Specification Draft 02 / Public Review Draft 02 http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-nc/v1.0/csprd02/akn-nc-v1.0-csprd02.html