Topics Duty to obey the constitution

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Requires citizens or public officers to obey the constitution. This primarily applies to individuals in cases where the constitution includes a statement of the duties of citizens or holders of public office.


Rights and Duties

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution refer to a duty for holders of public office or the people to obey, or to abide by, the constitution?