Topics Right to pre-trial release

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 who have been arrested and charged with a crime the right to be released from custody until the time of their trial. This may require paying the court a sum of money to be repaid at the time of the trial, or other conditions for release.


Rights and Duties


accused; bail; criminal procedure

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution provide for the right/possibility of pre-trial release?