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).

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.

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Who is Sujit Choundry?

Sujit Choudhry is a law professor who teaches at the University of California Berkeley. He also teaches at the I. Michael Heyman. He specializes in comparative constitutional law. Sujit Choudhry was born in India but moved to USA. He is the first Indian-America dean at the University of California Berkeley. Choudhry was born in 1970. He attained his masters in law from the Harvard University school of law.

At first Sujit Choudhry had majored in biological sciences but the passion for law saw his drop out of McGill University and join the University of Oxford for his law degree. Through the years he has been in the legal fields, he has created a good rapport for himself and is held in his esteem by his peers in the legal and academic field. His experience in the field of constitutional law has seen him gain international recognition. He is widely consulted in constitution-making processes in various countries. Some of the countries he has helped formulate their constitutions include; Egypt, Ukraine, Sri Lanka. Libya, Nepal among others.

Apart from his role as a dean of law at the University of California, Sujit Choudhry is a director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. This is an organization that have experts drawn from over 25 countries who deal with addressing issues of constitutional and political affairs that affect various nations all over the world. Currently, Sujit Choudhry is heading 3 global project teams that deals with constitutional Transitions, Territorial Cleavages and Security Sector Reforms.  Related article on constitutionaltransitions.org.

Sujit Choudhry have been carrying out research on issues of comparative law and politics. He has majored in coming up with constitutional designs that will help conflicts ridden countries to transition successfully from conflicts to embracing peaceful coexistence and democracy. Sujit Choudhry is also an author. He has published various articles, reports, journals and books on various topics that he has been researching on.  Click on this to read more about his published works.   He also works with the United Nations on various roles.  For updates on his recent timeline activities, hit on crunchbase.com.

His experience and understanding of comparative law places him at an advantage to offer insight on constitution design. He knows how to help countries restore democracy without involvement of conflicts. For additional reading,  check on patch.com.

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