Topics Inalienable rights

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


Rights that are understood to be unassailable, either because they are fundamental or “natural.” In some countries, they may be absolute rights, not subject even to qualification.


Rights and Duties


derogable; inalienable; inviolable

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution stipulate that the certain rights are inalienable or inviolable?