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The identifier has a hierarchical structure as follows:
where NSS is the Namespace Specific String composed as follows:
- <jurisdiction> is the part providing the identification of the jurisdiction, generally corresponding to the country where the source of law is issued.
- <local-name> is the uniform name of the source of law in the country or jurisdiction where it is issued; its internal structure is common to the already adopted schemas.
Examples of sources of law identifyed by lex URNs:
urn:lex:it:stato:legge:2003-09-21;456 (Italian act) urn:lex:fr:etat:lois:2004-12-06;321 (French act) urn:lex:es:estado:ley:2002-07-12;123 (Spanish act) urn:lex:ch;glarus:regiere:erlass:2007-10-15;963 (Glarus Swiss Canton decree) urn:lex:eu:council:directive:2010-03-09;2010-19-UE (EU Council Directive) urn:lex:us:federal.supreme.court:decision:1963-03-18;372.us.335 (US FSC decision)
- urn:lex:br:federal:constituicao:1988-10-05;1988: Brazilian Constitution of 1988.
- urn:lex:br:federal:lei:2008-06-19;11705: Law nº 11.705, of June 19, 2008, known also as "Brazilian Prohibition".
- urn:lex:it:stato:legge:2003-09-21;456 Legge italiana.