Meet Sujit Choudhry, the Expert in Comparative Constitutional Law

The constitution making process is tedious. Many countries outsource services of seasoned constitutional experts such as Sujit Choudhry in making or amending their constitutions. The Oxford University graduate has unparalleled experience in comparative constitutional law and politics. He is one of the most sought after constitutional experts globally, and he has advised many countries such as Nepal, Egypt, South Africa, and Sri Lanka in constitutional matters.

Sujit Choudhry is often requested to attend workshops in different countries. On July 10th 2017, Mr. Choudhry was one of the experts who participated in a workshop in Ukraine. He gave his view on Ukraine’s semi-presidential system. Mr. Choudhry noted that democratization in Ukraine had faced challenges owing to the concentration of powers in the office of the president, weak political parties, and the legislature electoral system. In attendance were renowned experts in constitutional affairs such as Sergyi Holovatyi, a member of the constitutional commission of Ukraine, among others. The workshop was hosted by parties interested in a sustainable democracy such as Ukraine’s Center for Policy and Legal Reform.

Sujit Choudhry is the current director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Choudhry roles at the center involve spearheading activities that bring together international experts skilled in evidence based policy options. The experts are then tasked with guiding authorities in constitutional issues. Choudhry has ensured that the center partners with relevant institutions at every stage of their operations. Partnering with other stakeholders has seen the center achieve its mission in different countries of the world.  Read this relevant article on norcal.news.

Choudhry is currently heading three global collaborative research projects. The projects are interested in democratic transitions, territorial cleavages, and security sector reforms. The projects have been a success as they have resulted in policy outputs to be published this year.   Keep up-to-date with his latest work, check on researchgate.com.

In support of his work at the center, Choudhry does his research focused on utilizing the Constitution as a tool of overseeing the transition from violent conflict to peaceful and democratic politics.  Related article available on constitutionaltransitions.org.

Choudhry attended Oxford University where he pursued law. According to blogs.law.nyu.edu, he also has a master’s degree from Harvard University. Choudhry is presently a law professor at the University of California, and he serves as s dean in the same institution.  For additional info, hit this useful link.

Have an in-depth look at Sujit’s profile, visit his website at http://sujitchoudhry.com/