Topics Human rights commission

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


An independent commission tasked with investigating potential violations of human rights. The commission may be empowered to take action, or may be required to forward its findings to the regular courts.


Regulation and Oversight; Rights and Duties

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution contain provisions for a human rights commission?
  • What are the details of the process for selection of members of the human rights commission?
  • What powers are reserved for the human rights commission?