International Legal Scholar Sujit Choudry Helps Democracies Succeed

While it is easy to take political stability for granted if one lives in a country that has been a democracy for a long time there are many nations that are very much in need of the sort of guidance that will enable them to enhance and progress towards democratic governance.

There can be many roadblocks that can stand in the way of a nation that is attempting to build a democracy. Some of these issues can be connected to social divisions and instability, corruption or weak systems that are not designed to speak to the governance issues that a given nation might be having. The Center for Constitutional Transitions is an organization that exists to help nations that are at various stages in their political development have the information that they need to successfully sort through the various governance issues that they face.

The Center for Constitutional Transitions was founded in order to speak to these issues. The organization helps nations that are in the midst of critical political transitions to have access to the research and knowledge that they need to design a more effective democracy. The Center’s work focuses on developing solutions that are based on evidence gathered in the field that can be applied to creating effective policy solutions that will empower the government officials that the Center works with to create policies that are better able to deliver on the promises of democracy where their citizens are concerned. The Center for Constitutional Transitions is the brainchild of international law scholar Sujit Choudhry. Added reference for his published works on independent.academia.edu

Currently Sujit Choudhry serves as the Director of the Center for Constitutional transitions. According to an interview that Sujit recently gave the Center focuses on trying to conduct research that fills crucial gaps as far as scholarship on constitutional transitions are concerned. Before serving as the Director for the Center for Constitutional Transitions Sujit Choudhry worked in the world of academia and also served as a constitutional advisor to various countries. Additional article on law.nyu.edu

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As a scholar and expert in the area of international law Sujit Choudhry has lent his expertise on constitutional transitions to nations such as Libya, Ukraine, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Read blogs, check his facebook.com page.

He has more than two decades of experience advising various countries on best practices for political governance.  For update on his recent timeline activities, hit crunchbase.com.

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Sujit Choudhry on constitution making process

Sujit Choudhry is a director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Sujit was part of top constitutional lawyers and experts that met in Kiev in July to address the semi-presidential system of government in Ukraine. Most of the discussions revolved around the challenges that the country was experiencing with this system of government. The meeting in Kiev was attended by major stakeholders on democracy and governance such as the center of policy and legal reform, the international institute for democracy and electorate assistance, and other intergovernmental organizations that advocate for democracy and good governance from all over the globe.

Sujit Choudhry described it as a privileged to have been part of such a delegation consisting of best constitutional and governance experts. He described the situation in Ukraine as “Unstable.” According to him, the power was concentrated around that presidency and the parliamentary system of electing leaders was not in any way making the situation better. He also added that the weakness of the political parties in the country has also contributed in aggravating the matter. More of blogs and timeline activities on his facebook.com page.

Some of the experts that Sujit shared the platform with included; Sumit Bisarya of International IDEA, Thomas Sidelius of Dalarma University, Vladimir Vasilenko, a human rights representative in Ukraine, Sergyi Holovatyi from the Constitutional Commission of Ukraine, Vktor Musiaka, a representative of the Supreme Court. And Ihor Koluishko, a member of the Center for policy and legal reform and a former MP.   Additional article on law.nyu.edu.

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All these are persons with huge experience on matters of the constitution and democratic governance. The meeting required their input, according to Sujit. Sujit Choudhry has lectured in many countries and has been an advisor on constitutional matters around the globe. He has a collection of educational materials in the form of articles, academic contributions, and constitutional law case studies that he has released. The whole collection is known as “constitutional making.” Check this on indiawest.com.  Sujit has gone ahead to give his views about the role of transitional democracies in making of constitutions. According to Choudhry, current leaders ought to support constitution based reforms. The Centre of Constitution Transitions is an organization that supports constitution building processes all over the world. More to read on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

To read more about his advisory work, visit http://sujitchoudhry.com/advisory-work/