Topics Customary international law

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


Reference to customary international law, the law of nations, or the generally accepted principles of international law.


International Law

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution refer to 'customary' international law or the 'law of nations'?
  • What is the status of customary international law in the constitution?