Topics Right to information

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


Grants individuals access to information collected or held by the government, particularly information about oneself, or information of general public interest.


Rights and Duties

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide for an individual right to view government files or documents under at least some conditions?
  • To which kinds of documents does the constitution direct that individuals should have access?