Professor Sujit Choudhry

Professor Choudhry is the Director of the celebrated Center for Constitutional Transition and also serves as the Dean and a law Professor (Berkeley School of Law) at I. Michael Heyman University of California. Sujit is a renowned global author and speaker who has discussed several issues on politics and constitutional law in various countries. The topics that Sujit explore are often well researched with thorough experience in the field that focuses on building constitutional processes for countries such as India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan Ukraine and Nepal.

Choudhry has published working papers, book chapters, reports and over ninety articles. He helped in the drafting of the Canadian constitution. Check law.nyu.edu. Some of his reputable books include The Migration of Constitutional Ideas which is famous among history and law students. Many universities use his books to teach constitutional matters while countries refer to Sujit Choudhry books (constitution making) when drafting or amending their constitution.

Sujit Choudhry has 20 years’ experience in constitutional matters as an advisory during periods of political violence and ceasefire. In August 2017 Professor Choudhry was in Ukraine to discuss the challenges faced by the semi-presidential system. The workshop was attended by experts, party leaders, civil servants, parliamentarians, and bureaucrats. He has also been involved in several transitional democracies. The Center for Constitutional Transition focuses on mobilizing and generating supportive knowledge on the constitutional building. They partner with global network and NGOs to produce evidence-based policy options with will give peace to state experiencing war.

Sujit Choudhry acquired his law degree from Oxford University, Toronto, and Harvard. Additionally, Choudhry was a Rhodes scholar who would later serve in Supreme Court of Canada as a clerk under Justice Antonio Lamer. Typically, Professor Sujit Choudhry research covers a vast area of issues such as constitutional design which can manage a country’s transition period from violence to peaceful democratic politics (http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry).  It also covers semi-presidential decentralization and secession, bill of rights, group, and minority rights, federalism, constitutional design for ethnically divided countries, official language policy, constitutional building, the constitutional design of transition from absolutism to democratic government, security oversight and also relative constitutional law study.

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