Topics Right to transfer property

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 the right to dispose of property through sale, gift, private wills, or other means.


Rights and Duties


inheritance; testate

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution mention the right to transfer property freely?
  • Does the constitution provide for a right of testate, or the right to transfer property freely after death?
  • Does the constitution provide for inheritance rights?