Topics Truth and reconciliation commission

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


A special commission tasked with hearing testimony and gathering evidence about human rights violations and other crimes, usually committed by a previous regime. Testimony given in such a commission may or may not be protected from use in future prosecutions.


Regulation and Oversight


transitional justice

Survey Questions

  • Does the Constitution provide for a commission for truth and reconciliation?