Topics Prohibition of torture

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 state from torturing individuals, and in some cases from using coerced statements in court. This prohibition may be limited in cases of war or other circumstances.


Rights and Duties

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution prohibit torture?