Topics Protection from self-incrimination

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 forego answering questions during an interrogation or in court that would tend to confirm the individual's guilt. In some cases an individual may waive this right if they so choose.


Rights and Duties


accused; criminal procedure; silence

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution give the accused a right to silence or protection from self incrimination?