Topics Federal review of subnational legislation

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


In federal countries, the power of the federal government to review legislation passed by the governments of the subnational units. Such review could be undertaken by a federal court or another part of the federal government.



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution contain provisions allowing review of the legislation of the constituent units in federations by federal judicial or other central government organs?