Constitutional transitions cannot be successful if certain critical issues and knowledge have not been identified and generated. Constitution-building requires technical assistance if the transitions are to be effective. However, this is not possible where research is inadequate and not updated. That’s why Center for Constitutional Transitions generates the needed knowledge and international networks to the experts working on thematic research projects. Most practitioners appreciate these projects since they offer options that are evidence-based. The Director for the Constitutional Transitions Center is Sujit Choudhry.
The Transitions Center is involved in generating and mobilizing the needed knowledge in constitution building. It works closely with interested NGOs, Think Tanks and other global multilateral organizations (http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry). Under the leadership of Sujit, the company has been to more 25 countries with more than 50 experts working for it. For over 20 years now, Sujit Choudhry has been a competent advisor on constitutional matters in many countries especially during political instability and ceasefire moments. He brings the right stakeholders and the civil society groups on board in a country experiencing political violence.
Sujit was born in Delhi in 1970. He went for his high school education at the University of Toronto Schools. He was then admitted to McGill University where he graduated with a B.S. Sujit proceeded to various universities such as Harvard Law School, Oxford University and Toronto University for his law degrees. Check blogs.law.nyu.edu. He was a Canada-based Supreme Court law clerk. Choudhry is known to have published more than ninety reports, working papers, book chapters and articles. Some of the books Sujit has written include Constitution Making, Indian Constitution Handbook, and Integration or Accommodation among others (works.bepress.com).
He is an Executive Committee member of the Public Law International Society. Some of the countries where he has been a constitution building advisor include Yemen, Ukraine, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Nepal, Libya, Jordan, and Egypt. His main roles in constitution building include engaging party leaders, training civil servants, engaging parliamentarians, training bureaucrats, drafting technical reports, leading stakeholder consultations and facilitating sessions for public dialogue. Sujit has worked for the United Nations Program and World Bank Institute as a consultant. He has also been a member of the Mediation Roster of the United Nations.
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