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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 opens the public review of AKOMA NTOSO – see the link.

NEWS: August 1st, 2015 First International Akoma Ntoso Conference, Washington-DC, George Mason University Law Library, 3301 Fairfax Drive, MSN 1G1, Arlington, VA 22201-4426