Topics Right to protect one's reputation

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 defend themselves against libel or slander. Understood in the context of freedom of expression, this may not include prior censorship, allowing instead for legal remedy after the fact.


Rights and Duties



Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide for the right of protection of one's reputation from libelous actions?