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Welcome to Oxford Constitutions of the World

Oxford Constitutions of the World (OCW) is the only resource to contain fully-translated English-language versions of all the world's constitutions (both national and sub-national), accompanied by individual jurisdictional commentaries, and supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical versions of constitutions, and amendment Acts/Laws.

Subscribers also benefit from access to the Oxford Law Citator, one of the most powerful tools available for legal research, enabling onward research and ease of access to key materials.


Justice Collection

How do we define justice, and how do we administer it? What happens when the courts get it wrong, and how do courts differ around the world?

Explore our curated collection of Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law articles, Oxford Constitutions of the World articles, and book chapters covering the essential terminology and key jurisdictional issues around Justice and the Judiciary. All content is free to read until 17 October 2020.

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Democracy Collection

To celebrate the International Day of Democracy 2020 (15 September) explore our curated collection of Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law articles, Oxford Constitutions of the World articles, and book chapters covering key issues, jurisdictional perspectives and the essential terminology of Democracy. All content is free to read until 15 December 2020.

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Site News

September 8, 2020

OCW August 2020 Update

For August 2020, Oxford Constitutions of the World adds 1 new constitutional document.

September 8, 2020

MPECCoL August 2020 Update

For August 2020, 3 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 241.

July 31, 2020

OCW July 2020 Update

For July 2020, Oxford Constitutions of the World adds 2 constitutional documents.

June 25, 2020

MPECCoL June 2020 Update

For June 2020, 3 new articles have been added to Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, taking the total to 238.