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Terms of Use

Use of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) websites, and (collectively, the “IPU websites”), constitutes acceptance of these Terms of Use.

The IPU websites act as a resource and a repository for data on national parliaments, designed to allow users to access, compare and share. The IPU websites are aimed at parliamentarians, academics, journalists, international and civil society organizations and the general public.

Copyright and Restriction on use of content

The IPU hereby reserves sole proprietary rights including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights over its content on the websites unless otherwise stated.

All content on the IPU websites or extracts thereof may be displayed, reproduced or translated for research or personal use but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes. Any use of content from the IPU websites should be accompanied by an acknowledgment of IPU as the source, citing any copyrighted materials.

Applications for use of information from the IPU websites, and enquiries should be addressed to [email protected]g. Permission for use of agency photos (indicated in the photo credit) should be obtained from the agency concerned.

The IPU believes in providing public access to, and use of, data that it collects and publishes. In the licence below, datasets refer to collections of data, which are managed by the IPU and provided in several formats on These datasets can also be accessed free of charge, but use is subject to the “Attribution” requirement below. This use includes data derived from the datasets, in formats such as maps, tables and charts.


This licence allows you to extract, download and make copies of the information contained in the datasets, and share that information with third parties. You may also use our Application Programming Interface (“API”) to facilitate access to the datasets, either through a separate website or through another type of software application. Any IPU datasets must also be made available to the public free of charge.


Any use of content from the IPU websites should be accompanied by an acknowledgment of IPU as the source, citing any copyrighted materials. The use of the IPU logo is prohibited without prior approval being obtained by addressing your request to [email protected]

Any use of datasets from should be attributed as follows: “Inter-Parliamentary Union: dataset_name, month_year” (for example “Inter-Parliamentary Union: Women’s Caucuses, September 2017). If you share or facilitate access to the datasets, you must include the same acknowledgment requirement in any sub-licences of the data that you grant, and require that any sub-licencees do the same, by providing the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of these terms of use.

No Endorsement

The IPU does not sponsor, approve, participate in or endorse the manner or purpose of the use or reproduction of its content or the datasets.   

No Warranties

The IPU reserves the right, at its sole discretion, temporarily or permanently, to modify or discontinue content or datasets from its websites, at any time, as well as the means of accessing or utilizing them with or without prior notice.

The IPU may, at its sole discretion, under any circumstances, for any or no reason whatsoever and with or without prior notice, terminate content or datasets, and any means of accessing or utilizing them.

Exclusion of Liability

The IPU will not be held responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any content or of any data in the datasets.

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon, or waiver of, the privileges and immunities of the IPU..


The designations employed and the presentation of material on maps used across the IPU websites do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Inter-Parliamentary Union concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

External links

IPU websites contain links to other websites. The IPU is not responsible for the content of external websites; such links do not necessarily represent recognition, endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation by IPU of any entities to which these sites refer, its owners, or its providers.


IPU websites may use cookies to enhance user experience. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. IPU websites include social media features and widgets. These features may collect IP addresses of users, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the website. The IPU takes no responsibility for the use of any third-party widgets, features, or websites or links to third-party websites or services.

Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies providing them.

Amendment of the Terms of Use

These Terms of Use may be amended by the IPU at any time at its sole discretion. If the Terms of Use are amended, this will be reflected by changing the date on this page. We advise users to periodically review the Terms of Use. By continuing to use IPU content after the IPU has made available an amended version of these Terms of Use, you acknowledge, agree and consent to such future amendments.

Last update: 04 September 2018