Topics Supreme court term length

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


The number of years that a supreme court justice serves before either reappointment or dismissal is required.



Survey Questions

  • What is the maximum term length for the chief justice of the highest ordinary court?
  • What is the maximum term length for judges for the highest ordinary court?