Topics Organic laws

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


Special legislative processes for organic laws, which may include restrictions on proposal, approval, or amendment. Organic laws establish fundamental aspects of the constitutional order, including establishing institutions like the courts or legislature, and in some jurisdictions are accorded similar status to the constitution itself. They sometimes require a higher standard for approval than ordinary law.



Survey Questions

  • Who initiates organic or basic law?
  • Who approves organic or basic law?
  • What are the details for the process to pass organic or basic laws?