Topics Right to conscientious objection

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 whose religious or ethical beliefs prevent them from participating in war an exemption from military service.


Rights and Duties



Survey Questions

  • Who has the power to declare war?
  • Is there a right to exemption from military service for conscientous objectors to war or other groups?