Topics Rights of debtors

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


Protection for individuals who are unable to repay loans or other financial obligations. The contractual rights of the lender are qualified by the right of the debtor to their freedom or dignity.


Rights and Duties



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution forbid the detention of debtors?
  • Does the constitution mention bankruptcy law?