Topics Judicial precedence

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


A requirement that judges must at least take into account, and potentially follow, precedents set by rulings in higher courts.



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution stipulate that courts have to take into account decisions of higher courts?