Topics Prohibition of slavery

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


Forbids the practice of owning or otherwise exploiting human beings. May still allow for compulsory labor as a punishment for a crime, and/or compulsory service in the military in time of war.


Rights and Duties


forced labor; servitude

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution prohibit slavery, servitude, or forced labor?