Topics Legal status of treaties

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


This especially concerns the status of treaties with regard to the constitution or ordinary law, and determines whether treaties are superior or inferior to the constitution or ordinary law.


International Law

Survey Questions

  • What is the status of treaties vis a vis the constitution?
  • What is the default status of treaties?
  • Are treaties reviewable for their constitutionality?
  • What is the status of treaties vis a vis ordinary legislation?