Topics Judicial independence

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 explicit declaration that judges are autonomous or the judiciary as a whole is independent. This may include protection from outside influence on their decision making, particularly from other branches of the government.



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution contain an explicit declaration regarding the independence of the central judicial organ(s)?