Sujit Choudhry, champion for democracy

Sujit Choudhry is a constitutional law pundit and Director of the Centre for Constitutional Transition, CCT. He is also a career educationist, having previously served as Dean and Professor of Law across different American and Canadian universities.

Choudhry holds law degrees from three universities; he attended University of Oxford on a Cecil Rhodes scholarship, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Law, in 1994. He also has an LL.B. from the University of Toronto (1996) and Master of Laws from the Harvard Law School (1998).   More to read on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

Sujit Choudhry’s prowess in constitutional matters goes over two decades and has seen him fraternize with policy makers and heads of governments across the African continent, Asia and Europe. He has made great contributions towards the development of Comparative Constitutional Law, working with different types of institutions, including governments and policy institutes.  For more of his achievements, click on law.nyu.edu.

A champion for democracy, Sujit Choudhry’s has been involved in various initiatives that are geared towards fostering inclusive political systems and constitutionalism. One such initiative is the bringing together of constitutional law peers and experts from across the Atlantic to discuss recent political developments in two European countries, Hungary and Poland, which have been worryingly hurtling back towards an autocratic rule. The talks are aimed at finding the causes and solutions to address the anti-democratic turn in the two countries. One of the reasons given that necessitates these discussions and creates the same sense of urgency is the fact that the economies and social structures of both Hungary and Poland are intertwined within the European Union’s framework.   Read this relevant article on chronicleweek.com.

Both countries having been previously under authoritative rule, this is quite an onerous undertaking for Sujit Choudhry and his team of experts but given the depth of experience he has on constitutional matters and political systems, the discussions may very well prove effective and lead to the necessary solutions. This may well yet add another medal to the illustrious career of the distinguished Law Professor.  Hop over to this link on twitter.com to follow and read his latest tweets.  And for update on his latest timeline activities, hit this.

More details about the professor here on http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry

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