Topics Prison registry

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


Requires that the state produce a public registry of the names of those imprisoned. This often serves as a check on arbitrary or unjust imprisonment.


Rights and Duties


accused; criminal procedure; information; public registry

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution require that the names of those imprisoned be entered in a public registry?