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Sujit Choudhry: Aiding Constitution Making and Constitutionalism in Emerging Democracies

Sujit Choudhry specializes in comparative law through which he has managed to study and understand the law in most of the different jurisdictions across the world. He is the founding director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. The organization brings together practicing lawyers from various countries where they put their heads together in finding solutions to the teething challenges that often arise during constitution making processes. This knowledge has aided in covering for constitutional deficiencies during the drafting of constitutions of over 25 developing democracies. In an interview with CEOCFO in April this year, the law professor said that without legal think tanks like him and others standing in the gap, some constitutions would end up leaving some fundamental governance issues insufficiently addressed.

The CEOCFO Interview

Sujit Choudhry can be said to be a global citizen. He holds three degrees in law, each from a different country. This, coupled with the fact that his parents were both professors, has molded him into the great person he is today. He told CEOCFO that despite him being an immigrant, his education background enables him to navigate his way through the American legal society. He also noted that his passion for studying and understanding different legal systems gives him an upper hand regarding knowledge, compared to most legal and political analysts in the United States.

The history of constitutionalism should be changed according to Sujit Choudhry. With the luxury of time and unlimited funds, he would establish an organization that would take legal conversations to a multilingual level. At that level, constitutions would be analyzed in all the languages of the world.

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Being a highly accomplished professional, one would wonder which of Choudhry’s achievements he holds in high regard. According to him, however, managing to bring together experts from across the world stands out as his biggest of successes.  To read his point of view on certain issue, check

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry’s efforts in constitutional making processes have borne fruits in countries, such as Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa, Ukraine, and Sri Lanka among others.  Related article on

Sujit Choudhry has also held senior positions in faculties of law in universities, such as University of California, NYC-based University, and the University of Toronto. He is an LLM holder from Harvard Law School.

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Ukraine Instability And Sujit Choudhry Take On Stabilizing It.

Constitutional luminaries like Sujit Choudhry have met at Kiev to end decades of instability that plagues Ukraine. Since communism fell over 20 years ago, Ukraine government has failed to transition to a democratic system. Its people suffer from civil unrest decade after decade. One major reason is because their president holds much power in every facet of the Ukrainian government, making checks and balances against him useless. It’s time a new approach that scholar Sujit Choudhry brings to decentralize Ukrainian government to a semi-presidential system, limiting the president’s power and spread said power to the national legislative branch. And help save Ukrainian men, women, and children.

Sujit Choudhry was an adviser for constitutional transition in countries like Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, and in Ukraine. He’s the author of over 90 articles, book, papers, and reports contributing to the constitution building processes such as security oversight, minority and group rights, decentralization, bill of rights and other subjects essential to a democratic government. For his latest authored post, click  Sujit Choudhry shows he has the experiences, whether by pen or advising, to play a part in Kiev discussion of Ukraine government decentralization. And he brings tools and instruction to decentralize this government faster.  More insights from Sujit on

As director of the center of Constitution Transitions, Sujit Choudhry gathers reliable information and international networks solutions he offers to policy makers. Additional article to read on this link.  His inter global networks are connections with multilateral organizations, think tanks and NGOs, plus relations with the United nations as its mediation Roster and development program member.  Check   And his relations with the World Bank Institute as their consultant.

Sujit Choudhry has the intellectual faculty to facilitate peace for Ukrainians, he also the manpower and a global network of connections to help bring the tools, and the proven facts to facilitate a quick, but peaceful transition into a semi-presidential government.  More to read on

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Sujit Choudhry On The Center For Constitutional Transitions

Launched in March 2012, the Center for Constitutional Transitions creates and mobilizes knowledge that supports the development of the Constitution. According to Sujit, the center is designed to provide updated research projects that help in useful constitutional advice. He says that his parents who are both professors have contributed to his professional success because they have always put a premium on higher education. His immigration background has also played a huge role by giving him a chance to experience a diverse range of stakeholders and histories.

One lesson that he has learned from different cultures is that you have to quickly adapt to the new environment and look at things from their point of view and respond to the people of that particular region.Choudhry always has a positive approach towards setbacks and believes that ideas should not be constant they should be reinvented to succeed.  More insights from Sujit on

As an expert in comparative constitutional law, Sujit Choudhry has been a recipient of awards such as William E. Taylor Memorial Fellowship and Cecelia Goetz Professorship.  For a related article, hit  He attended McGill University to study biology and attained a B. A. in law from Oxford University. He also went to the University of Toronto for his L.L.B. Later; he acquired his L.L.M from the prestigious Harvard School of Law. He is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions that collaborates with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance to make reports concerning the Middle East and North Africa on the constitutional design. To read a latest writings from Sujit, click

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Mr. Sujit served as Professor and a faculty director of the Global Fellows Program at New York University School of Law. He was also the leader of a student team that was selected to present papers at the University of Tunisia that held meetings politicians like President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki. Before, he also worked for Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Canadian Supreme Court. He served as his Law Clerk. Sujit also used to work for several universities including the University of Toronto where he worked as an Assistant Professor of Arts and Science. He was later appointed as an associate dean. In 2011, Sujit was named the Practitioner of the Year by the South Asian Bar Association in Toronto.  More to read on

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