Sujit Choudhry’s Role of Supporting Emerging Democracies through Constitutional Change

Sujit Choudhry is recognized globally for his roles in comparative law and politics. Currently, he is the Director of Constitutional Transitions (also known as Center for Constitutional Transitions). Choudhry has played important role as a constitutional advisor in several countries such as Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and others during the processes of building new constitutions. Sujit Choudhry received his law degrees from three different universities- Harvard, Toronto and Oxford. In April 2017, Sujit was interviewed by CEOCFO Magazine about his organization and his involvement in comparative law.

Center for Constitutional Transition

After working for several years as a constitutional advisor to numerous young democracies in different parts of the world, Sujit Choudhry decided to establish the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He was involved in writing new laws as well as amending existing ones. The organization was founded in order to address certain gaps that emerged during these transitions, and were not adequately covered previously. They have worked closely with non-governmental organizations, think tanks and multilateral institutions, in addition to about 50 professionals from 25 countries. Additional article on law.nyu.edu.

Sujit Choudhry said that one of his accomplishments was integrating experts- scholars and practitioners from different countries in order to form the global knowledge networks. Check also his latest tweets on twitter.com.  If given all the fund and money he needed, Sujit would form a new organization to look into constitutional case-law in different countries and translate them to different languages. He believes such an action can transform the history of constitutionalism.  For an update of Sujit’s timeline activities, click this.

Sujit Choudhry’s Research

Professor Choudhry performed a study to explain the wide range of issues arising from comparative law and politics. The study revealed that a perfect constitutional design can be used as a transition tool to restore peace in countries faced with conflicts and on many other occasions. Professor Choudhry is also heading other three global research initiatives that will be used to yield policy outputs for publication in 2017. Sujit Choudhry has worked as a consultant for UNDP and World Bank Institute. He has published about 90 reports, articles, working papers and book chapters. Some of his books include Constitution Making, The Migration of Constitution Ideas among others.  Read more insight from Sujit on this recently written article of Sujit on activistpost.com.

A must-read article here on http://www.ceocfointerviews.com/interviews/CenterforConstitutionalTransitions17.htm

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