"I have found the information about comparative constitutions on Constitute invaluable as I teach my course (originally co-taught with Arend Lijphart) on 'The United States in 30 Nation Comparative Perspective.'

Bernard Grofman, University of California, Irvine

“The Constitute Project has been an essential resource for my work as justice of the Colombian Constitutional Court and as a researcher.”

Carlos Bernal, former Justice, Constitutional Court of Colombia

"The Constitute project was a valuable resource for comparative knowledge, informing our work on the Constitutional Review Commission of The Gambia."

Cherno Jallow, Chairman, Constitutional Review Commission, The Gambia

CCP’s lesson plans for utilizing Constitute in K-12 classrooms were featured by Big Deal Media: Trusted Resources for Educators, as a K-12 Technology resource.

Big Deal Media

"But while this site may be good for those doing the writing, there is another side. It would also appear as if Constitute will be good for those who are simply curious."


"Can you be born in Canada and become US president? And does it matter where you are born to become the president or prime minister of other countries? ... A search for the phrase "natural born citizen" in the 194 constitutions on the Constitute Project website brings up, rather surprisingly, Bhutan and the Philippines. Mexico's constitution, meanwhile, requires its presidents to be 'Mexican by birth'."

BBC News

“Google today updated its search engine with a nifty new feature: support for the constitution. Google Search now shows you the entire constitution in 13 countries. … To try the new feature, type (or say) “constitution” in Google Search or the Google app on your mobile device. A box will pop up with the preamble, along with a drop-down menu where you can see all of the accompanying articles and amendments.”


Constitute was selected as one of the American Library Association Best Free Reference Web Sites for 2015, in the Emerging Technologies Section. The list is compiled and voted on by committee member librarians from around the United States.

ALA's ETS Best Free Reference Websites of 2015

"Constitute serves as one of the main sources and thus pillars of UN Women's constitution work -- particularly in the light of current revisions being undertaken of the Gender Equality Constitutional Data Base, which consolidates provisions across 195 countries and territories. This complementarily in synergies and interests in constitution work between the two organization holds potential for growth in the coming years."

Beatrice Duncan, Justice and Constitutional Advisor, UN Women

"At International IDEA Constitute has become an indispensable resource for our work in comparative research on constitution building.  We have also used it extensively with our national counterparts –those actually engaged in drafting constitutions from Myanmar to Nepal to South Sudan.  For people with little time on their hands and specific needs in comparative constitutional design, it’s an incredibly useful and practical tool.  IDEA is pleased to partner with Constitute on an Arabic version of the site, and looks forward to its continued expansion in the coming years."

Sumit Bisarya, Senior Project Manager – Constitution Building, International IDEA

The Comparative Constitutions Project’s Timeline of Constitutions, designed by Jonathan Corum, was selected to the 2014 short list of nominees for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2014

Nominet Trust named Constitute to their inaugural Nominet Trust 100 list, which recognized the most inspiring social tech innovations of 2013.

The Social Tech Guide, Nominet Trust

"[Constitute] ... can be invaluable to both practitioners and drafters in identifying key constitutional matters and deriving constitutional formulations and text. At the same time, the easy accessibility of these resources puts cutting-edge tools directly in the hands of national actors, increasing national ownership and control over the constitution-making process."

United States Institute of Peace Special Report

The Constitute Project was honored by the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA) as one of the top “disruptive innovations” of 2014.  TDIA celebrates those whose ideas have broken the mold to create significant impact.

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

"Well, the website shall be of great help to me and for all the CA members. I shall now be using this website frequently to enhance my knowledge and share whenever required. It has huge database of constitutions around the world and the specific topic related sub-divisions makes it even easier to have comparative study. Thank you for your insights."

Ranju Thakur, Nepal Constituent Assembly, Member of Drafting Committee

“This is an invaluable resource for scholars and for practitioners.  Archival research and comparisons that would be inconceivable without Constitute — that that has been inconceivable until now — can be done with a few mouse clicks now.  Students can ‘see’ the structure of constitutions in ways they never could have.  Reformers can evaluate the full menu of options they confront.  This is a tremendous public good.” 

John Carey, Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences, Dartmouth College

"Other countries’ experience is helpful in working out design and wording—the Bhutanese looked at more than 100 other constitutions—but making comparisons can be tricky because the documents vary so much in length and scope. ... Now help is at hand. A new online tool called Constitute compares 189 constitutions, tagging them on 300-plus themes. ... Search topics can be as narrow, and potentially explosive, as the tax status of religious institutions. Easy search should save time and effort for the business of drafting."

The Economist

"And yet, beyond the admittedly niche interest of comparative legal scholars and constitutional drafters, Constitute should also prove a useful tool to those journalists, writers, human rights lawyers, and activists seeking to hold countries accountable for how well they follow their own laws. It will also help provide a better and more thorough understanding of regional and international trends involving individual rights or civil procedure."

Foreign Policy

"Politics can be a difficult subject for newcomers to immerse themselves in, given that so much of the official information is scattered in archaic sites across the Web. The Comparative Constitutions Project is starting to solve the problem with Constitute, a site that has digitized the world’s constitutions and made them searchable by country, year and just shy of 350 tagged topics and themes. The project was supported and partially funded by Google Ideas, and it's a clean, highly accessible way to find and download these crucial documents."

The Next Web

"A typical use of the Constitute website would be to research a regional topic. Users can select some or all of the countries in a major global region, say, to research amendments related to marriage. We found 13 nations that discussed marriage in the Americas region (North, Central, and South America) and 19 nations in Europe.

Another neat feature allows a user to clip, or pin, parts of different constitutions together in one PDF file that can be downloaded for future use."

Constitution Daily

"The best part about Constitute is that it does not discriminate; anyone can use the site."


"Constitute is a strikingly clean and intuitive portal for analyzing the world’s constitutions."


"Now, the aim was - in true Google form - both ambitious and quite simple: to make the world's constitutions easily accessible and searchable to people in countries drafting new constitutions to give them a chance to see what others have done in the past, while also allowing ordinary citizens like you and me to explore their country's constitution."

HuffPost Live WorldBrief

"The site is a treasure trove of information as it contains digitized versions of constitutions from 160 countries around the world."


"Countries frequently amend or draft constitutions, but they can't always find example constitutions to work from -- not every country publishes its founding documents in accessible formats. So, Google's simplifying nation building by launching Constitute, a website that puts all the world's constitutions in one place."


"Google launched a new website called Constitute this week with the Comparative Constitution Project. ... One of its goals is to assist countries, like Egypt, that are emerging from political crises, to amend or replace their constitutions. There's more demand for this kind of thing than you would think."

Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN

"Constitute Project is a searchable data base of the constitutions of most of the countries in the world. What a great place for non-fiction text complex pieces to enhance Common Core instruction in Social Studies and Language Arts classes."

The Teacher's Tech Lounge

"A very neat new Web site — Constitute — allows you to search the constitutions of almost all the independent states in the world, with more constitutions on the way. You can find search by country and by topic. Interested in which constitutions have provisions for the right to bear arms? Or gender equality? Or free speech? You can look for it."

Washington Post

"The Founding Fathers had to do it the hard way, slogging to Philadelphia and wrangling through a four-month summer to work out what should follow the words, “We the people...” Yesterday Google promised to make the task for nascent nations of drafting a constitution much easier with the help of a programme accessible by mobile phone that would have allowed George Washington and his fellow signatories to work from home."

The Times

"Whether you’re a high school student struggling through U.S. history class or a legal expert helping a budding nation write a new constitution, Google’s new tool for examining and comparing founding documents from around the globe is a neat new resource."