Sujit Choudhary, the renowned international constitution and comparative law expert, and the head of Center for Constitutional Transitions, wants to be the link between constitutional experts from various countries. As an expert with decades of experience, Sujit understands the need of modification of constitution or adoption of a new one to address the needs of the current times. Also, there is an up-to-date research is missing in case of constitutional transitions and this is the reason, Sujit thought to set up Center for Constitutional Transitions to research, assemble, identify critical issues, and to work as a network of constitutional experts across the world. Related article on ideamensch.com.
He further explained what he is encouraged in the recent years. Since1978, at least 185 new constitutions adopted by the countries, and at any time, a dozen constitutions are either amended or rewritten. It means that the administrators are increasingly aware of the need for a better constitution and Sujit sees a greater opportunity of being a coordinator. He conceives new ideas from real-life examples. To understand each issue and bring an effective solution, Sujit and his team spend time with policy partners to get the holistic view of problems, check it here.. There are situations, where outdated or incomplete information only available; so, he includes policy partners in his research and depends on a lot of data in the constitution making process. Finally, he consults with experts across the world to add as many examples as possible, to make more life into it. More important posts on sujitchoudhry.com.
Based on works.bepress.com, Sujit is also an I. Michael Heyman Professor at the prominent Berkeley – School of Law. He spoke in two dozen countries to explain the constitution based solutions on various issues. He was part of the constitution building process in a number of countries including Tunisia, Ukraine, South Africa, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Libya, Egypt, and Jordan. Additional article on blogs.law.nyu.edu.
Choudhry completed his Bachelors in Law from the University of Oxford and finished his LL.B. from the University of Toronto. He also did his LL.M. from Harvard Law School before starting his illustrious Law career. Sujit Choudhry published more than 90 articles, a number of book chapters, reports, and working papers. He wrote some books featuring the constitutional ideas and its transition.
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