Topics Protection from unjustified restraint

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


Protects individuals from arbitrary detention or improper arrests. Sometimes specified as a right to a writ of habeas corpus.


Rights and Duties


accused; arbitrary arrest; arbitrary detention; criminal procedure; habeas corpus; rule of law

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide for the right to protection from unjustified restraint (habeas corpus)?