Topics Prohibition of double jeopardy

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


Prohibits the state from charging an individual with an offense for which they have already been acquitted. This does not necessarily prevent the prosecution from appealing an acquittal.


Rights and Duties


accused; criminal procedure

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide for the prohibition of double jeopardy (i.e., being tried for the same crime twice)?