Topics Head of state immunity

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


Protection, whether absolute or limited, against prosecution for the head of state. This may involve protection against prosecution for certain kinds of crimes, or for a specified period of time.




king; monarch; president; queen

Survey Questions

  • Is the head of state provided with immunity from prosecution?