Topics Right to appeal judicial decisions

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


Gives individuals the right to appeal a judicial decision in a higher court if they are not satisfied with the outcome in the court of first instance. Does not necessarily require the appellate court to hear the case, but the mention of an appellate court may imply the power to appeal.


Rights and Duties


accused; criminal procedure

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution mention the right to appeal ordinary court decisions to a higher court?
  • Do defendants have the right to appeal judicial decisions?