Topics Freedom of expression

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


Grants individuals the right to express their thoughts and feelings without prior censorship or other forms of governmental interference. This right is rarely absolute, and is often limited in cases of sedition, hate speech, or obscenity.


Rights and Duties



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide for freedom of expression or speech?