Topics Unamendable provisions

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


Some provisions in the constitutions may be so fundamental to the constitutional order, or so politically contentious, that they are designated as unamendable. In such cases, unamendable provisions are expressly noted in the constitution.




derogable; inalienable; inviolable

Survey Questions

  • Are any parts of the constitution unamendable?
  • Which provisions are not amendable?