A Legal Authority is an architectural building block of the EIRA Legal view supporting the Legal interoperability layer of the European Interoperability Framework.

Legal Authority is a specialisation of Business Role. It is an entity which certifies Legal Interoperability Agreement in order to guarantee its reliability and trustworthiness.

The Legal Authority ABB  is salient for interoperability because it supports legal interoperability by providing reliability and trustworthiness of Legal Interoperability Agreement.


The following implementation is an example on how this specific Architecture Building Block (ABB) can be instantiated as a Solution Building Block (SBB):

EU Parliament

The European Parliament (EP) is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU). Together with the Council of the European Union (the Council) and the European Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU.

The latest release of the EIRA© is available on Joinup.

Source: European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA version 3) (url) (with information on the 3rd release at the website of the ISA² - Interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens).