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  Albania - Law on Official Statistics 2004
   Creation date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Anguilla - Statistics Act
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Argentina - Marco legal de las estadísticas oficiales Ley Nº 17.622
   Creation date June 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Armenia - Law on State Statistics of the Republic of Armenia
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975
   Creation date 2002
   Last modification date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Australia - Census and Statistics Act 1905, Guide to
   Creation date 1999
   Last modification date 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Australia - Census and Statistics Act 1905
   Creation date 1999
   Last modification date 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics Act 1975, Guide to
   Creation date 1999
   Last modification date 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Austria - Federal Statistics Act 2000 (Comments)
   Creation date 25.02.2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Belarus - Law - On State Statistics
   Creation date 30/01/1997
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Belize - Statistics Act
   Creation date June 2002
   Last modification date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Bolivia - Ley del Sistema Nacional de Información Estadística
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina - Decision on the Establishment of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Agency for Statistics
   Creation date June 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina - Statute of Agency for Statistics B&H
   Creation date June 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina - Law on Statistics of Bonsia&Herzegovina
   Creation date June 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Botswana - Census Act
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Botswana - Statistics Act
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Brunei Darussalam - Statistics Act
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Bulgaria - Law on Statistics
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Cambodia - Sub-Decree on Statistical Obligations
   Creation date Dec 2002
   Last modification date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Cambodia - Statistics Law
   Creation date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Canada - Statistics Act
   Creation date 2000
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Canada - Characteristics of an Effective Statistical System
   Creation date 2000
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Canada - Loi sur la statistique
   Creation date 2000
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Canada - Caractéristiques d'un système statistique efficace
   Creation date 2000
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  China, Hong Kong SAR - Census and Statistics Ordinance (incl. subsidiary legislation)
   Last modification date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  China, Hong Kong SAR - The Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  China, Macao SAR - Decree 61/96/M Nature and Responsibilities of Statistics and Census Services
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  China, Macao SAR - Decree 62/96/M Statistical Information System of Macau
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  China, Macao SAR - Dispatch 220/GM/99 Questionnaire Registration System
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  China, Macao SAR - Dispatch 242/GM/99 Confidentiality of Statistics
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  China, Macao SAR - Brief description of statistical legislation
   Creation date 29/03/2000
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  CIS - Recommendatory legislative act - On State Statistics
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Costa Rica - Ley N. 7839 Sistema de Estadística Nacional
   Creation date March 2002
   Last modification date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Cyprus - Statistics Law
   Creation date Feb 2000
   Last modification date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Cyprus - Profile of the Statistical Service of Cyprus
   Creation date June 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Czech Republic - 2001 Population and Housing Census Act
   Creation date April 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Czech Republic - Statute of the Czech Statistical Office
   Creation date April 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Czech Republic - State Statistical Service Act No89/1995
   Creation date 2000
   Last modification date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Denmark - Act on Statistics Denmark 2000
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Dominica - Census Order 2001
   Creation date June 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Dominica - Census Regulations 2001
   Creation date June 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Ecuador - LEY DE ESTADÍSTICA
   Creation date June 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  El Salvador - LEY ORGANICA DEL SERVICIO ESTADISTICO NACIONAL
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Estonia - Official Statistics Act
   Last modification date Jan 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Estonia - Population and Housing Census Act 1998 and Amendment
   Creation date April 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  France - Order of 12 December 1997 on the operation of the statistical survey quality label committee
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  France - Decree No 84-628 of 17 July 1984 on the National Council for Statistical Information
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  France - Arrêté du 12 décembre 1997 relatif au fonctionnement du comité du label des enquêtes statistiques
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  France - Décret N° 84-628 du 17 juillet 1984, relatif au Conseil national de l'information statistique
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Georgia - Law of Georgia on Statistics
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Germany - Publication "Survey of German Federal Statistics" (1998)
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Ghana - Statistical Service Law 1985
   Creation date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Hungary - Act XLVI of 1993 (Act CVIII of 1999) on Statistics
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Hungary - Act LXIII of 1992 on the protection of personal data and the publicity of data of public interest
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  India - The Collection of Statistics Act 1953
   Creation date June 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  India - Collection of Statistics (Central) Rules 1959
   Creation date June 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  India - The Indian Statistical Institute Act 1959
   Creation date June 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Indonesia - Information on various issues on BPS' Policy
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Indonesia - Law on Statistics (No 16)
   Creation date 2000
   Last modification date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Indonesia - Paper: Development of Statistical Services in Indonesia
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Iran (Islamic Republic of) - The Act of the Statistical Centre of Iran
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Ireland - Statistics Act, 1993
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Ireland - Good practices of the CSO Ireland
   Creation date December 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Israel - Central Bureau of Statistics - Statistics Ordinance
   Creation date March 2002
   Last modification date June 2006
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Japan - Statistics Law (Law No. 79)
   Creation date 2000
   Last modification date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Kazakhstan - Law on State Statistics
   Creation date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Kyrgyzstan - The Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of State Statistics
   Creation date Juen 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Latvia - Law on State Statistics of the Republic of Latvia
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Lebanon - Creation of a public admininistration called "Central administration of statistics"
   Creation date April 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Lebanon - Decree No 2728: Organization of the Central Administration of Statistics, Chapter 1
   Creation date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Lesotho - Lesotho Bureau of Statistics Act 2001
   Creation date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Lithuania - Law on Statistics
   Creation date May 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Lithuania - Law on the Population and Housing Census 2001
   Creation date June 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Lithuania - Strategy of Statistics Lithuania 2002-2004
   Creation date June 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Malaysia - Statistics Act
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Maldives - Statistical Regulation of the Republic of Maldives
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Malta - Malta Statistics Authority Act
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Malta - Malta Census Act
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Mauritania - Decret portant creation d'un office national de la statistique
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Mauritius - The Statistics Act 2000
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Mongolia - Law on Statistics
   Creation date April 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Morocco - Bulletin official No. 2.911
   Creation date 14/08/1968
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Morocco - Bulletin official No. 215
   Creation date 11/09/1968
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Myanmar - The Central Statistical Authority Act, 1952
   Creation date 2001
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Netherlands - The Organization of Official Statistics in Europe
   Creation date 1987
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Netherlands - Statistics Netherlands Act
   Creation date June 2004
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  New Zealand - Protocols for official statistics
   Creation date 01/08/1998
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  New Zealand - Statistics Act 1975
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Norway - Act relating to official statistics and Statistics Norway (the Statistics Act)
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Pakistan - Information on the Statistics Division of the Government of Pakistan
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Pakistan - General Statistics Act 1975
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Palestine - General Statistics Law No. (5) for Year 2000
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Poland - Law on official statistics
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Qatar - Decree Law
   Creation date February 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Republic of Korea - Statistical Act
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Romania - Ordinance Concerning the Organization of the Public Statistics
   Creation date 2000
   Last modification date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Sierra Leone - The Statistics Act, 2002
   Creation date June 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Singapore - Singapore's Statistical Legislation
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Singapore - Statistics Act
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Slovakia - Act on State Statistics
   Creation date April 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Slovakia - Measure of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
   Creation date April 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Slovakia - Act on Census of Population, Houses and Apartments in the Year 2001
   Creation date April 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Slovenia - The Slovenian National Statistics Act
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Slovenia - Census of Population, Households and Dwellings in the Republic of Slovenia in 2002 Act
   Creation date April 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  South Africa - Statistics Act
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Spain - Law 12/1989, of May 1989, on the Public Statistical Function
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Spain - Royal Decree 1572/1993
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Spain - Royal Decree 1037/1990
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Spain - Royal Decree 1036
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Spain - Real Decreto 1037/1990
   Creation date Jan 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Spain - Real Decreto 1036
   Creation date Jan 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Spain - Ley 12/1989, de 9 mayo de 1989, de la Funcion Estadistica Publica
   Creation date Jan 2003
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Sweden - Official Statistics Ordinance
   Creation date 28.02.2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Sweden - Official Statistics Act
   Creation date 28.02.2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Switzerland - A Peer Review of the Swiss Statistical System
   Creation date 25.01.2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Switzerland - Loi sur la statistique fédérale (LSF)
   Creation date 25.01.2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Thailand - Thailand Statistics Law
   Creation date 2000
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Act on State Statistics
   Creation date March 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - Law on Census on Population, Households and Dwellings in Republic of Macedonia
   Creation date Arpil 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Tonga - Tonga Statistics Act No. 31 (1978)
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Uganda - Uganda Bureau of Statistics Act
   Creation date June 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  United Kingdom - Birth and Deaths Registration Act 1953
   Creation date 14/07/1953
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  United Kingdom - Statistics of Trade Act 1947
   Creation date 31/07/1947
   Last modification date 01/12/1992
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  United Kingdom - Population (Statistics) Act 1938
   Creation date 30/03/1938
   Last modification date 01/12/1992
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  United Kingdom - Population (Statistics) Act 1960 c.32
   Creation date 02/06/1960
   Last modification date 01/12/1992
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  United Kingdom - Census Act 1920 c.41
   Creation date 16/08/1920
   Last modification date 01/12/1992
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Uruguay - Ley Estadistica
   Creation date 25.01.2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)
  Yemen - Act No (28) For The Year 1995 of Statistics
   Creation date April 2002
   Statistics legislation (principle 7.)