Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017     Views: 15

The following public websites contain constitutional documents and are extremely useful for comparing country constitutions, researching the constitutional drafting process and locating data on constitutions:

  • Comparative Constitutions Project
    • Investigates the sources and consequences of constitutional choices through the collection of data on the formal characteristics of written constitutions, both current and historical, for most independent states since 1789.
  • Constitute: The World’s Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare
    • Search and compare constitutions by topic, country or words. Created by researchers involved with Comparative Constitutions Project in partnership with Google Ideas.
  • ConstitutionNet
    • Search and download thousands of official documents from selected constitution building processes in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Material covers all stages of the constitution building process.

The following Harvard database subscriptions provide historical and current constitutional documents for foreign countries and the United States. They also include detailed bibliographies of secondary source materials.

  • HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated
    • Provides primary and secondary materials related to constitutional law from most jurisdictions of the world.
  • Oxford Constitutions of the World
    • Includes updates with new constitutional documents and can be browsed by jurisdiction and source type. U.S. state constitutions are included. Links to other high quality Oxford University Press publications on jurisdiction.

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