Topics Jury trials required

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 the right to trial by jury, or more generally provides for citizen participation in the adjudication of guilt in criminal trials.


Rights and Duties


accused; court assessors; criminal procedure; elected assessors; judges-jurors; jurors; people's assessors

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution require a jury or any form of citizen participation in decision making in criminal trials?