the SKOS legal extension defines the classes en properties necessary to declare legal constructs as skos concepts.

Classes

Act

The class of Acts. An act is a legal construct representing a set of activities, performed by an Actor and with respect to some Object.

URI:http://bp4mc2.org/def/skos-lex#Act
Subclass of:http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#Concept
Properties include:actor, agent, object

Norm

The class of norms. A norm effects an Act. It implies what 'ought' or 'should not' be done with regard to an Act. A norm represents the set of rules that apply to an Act.

URI:http://bp4mc2.org/def/skos-lex#Norm
Subclass of:http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#Concept
See also:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norm_(philosophy), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_Legal_Norms
Properties include:affects, refersTo

Actor

The class of Actors. An actor is some person (individual, group or organisation) that performs some Act

URI:http://bp4mc2.org/def/skos-lex#Actor
Subclass of:http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#Concept
Has subclasses:Agent

Agent

The class of Agent. An agent is some person (individual, group or organisation) involved in some act, without actually performing the act.

URI:http://bp4mc2.org/def/skos-lex#Agent
Subclass of:Actor

Object

The class of objects. An object is some thing (not an actor) that is created, used or changed during some Act

URI:http://bp4mc2.org/def/skos-lex#Object
Subclass of:http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#Concept

Properties

actor

Actor relates an Act with the Actor that performs the act.

URI:http://bp4mc2.org/def/skos-lex#actor
Property of:Act
Subproperty of:http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#semanticRelation

affects

Affects relates a norm with the Act that is affected by the norm. Such an act is restricted by the rules identified by the norm

URI:http://bp4mc2.org/def/skos-lex#affects
Property of:Norm
Subproperty of:refersTo

agent

Agent relates an Act with the Agent involved in the act.

URI:http://bp4mc2.org/def/skos-lex#agent
Property of:Act
Subproperty of:actor

object

Object relates an Act with the object that is created, changed or used during the act

URI:http://bp4mc2.org/def/skos-lex#object
Property of:Act
Subproperty of:http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#semanticRelation

refersTo

RefersTo relates a norm with the Act that is refered by the norm. Such an act has some relation with the norm, without further specification. It might be effected by the norm, but could also be a precondition or simply mentioned in the rules.

URI:http://bp4mc2.org/def/skos-lex#refersTo
Property of:Norm
Subproperty of:http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#semanticRelation