Professor Sujit Choudhry at the Aid of New Democracies

Professor Sujit Choudhry, the founder of Centre for Constitutional Transitions, is recognized worldwide as one of the authorities in comparative constitutional law. He believes that comparative constitutional law plays a significant role in fostering constitutional democracy. As a constitutional advisor, Prof. Sujit has helped in the creation and implementation of constitutions in many countries having diverse ethnicities. He recognized that constitutional implementation in new democracies is hindered chiefly by the lack of sufficient knowledge and research. Therefore he created Centre for Constitutional Transitions. More of this on

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The Centre for Constitutional Transitions’ primary objective is to generate a global knowledge base and networks. It assembles international constitution experts and guides them through research projects to come up with evidence-based laws for policymakers. Sujit Choudhry has learned from experience that having a global view of public policy creation can provide crucial lessons for new democracies. More than 50 experts from at least 25 countries have worked with the organization since it began its operations. For Sujit’s timeline activities, hit on

Prof. Sujit Choudhry has conducted research on various issues related to politics and comparative constitutional law. Some of the topics covered in his research include managing the transition from war to peaceful democracy through constitutional design, developing constitutions for ethnically diverse societies, semi-presidentialism, constitutional courts, federalism and official language policy among others. Sujit Choudhry has published nearly 100 articles and given talks in over 20 countries, check this on

Prof Sujit Choudhry has law degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Toronto, a result of the inspiration he received from his parents. They cultivated and nurtured his interest in education from an early age using intelligence simulations. As an educator, he has worked as Cecelia Goetz Professor at New York University before becoming the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California’s Berkeley Law School. Choudhry at some point also worked for Canada’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Lamer as a law clerk.  Refer to for more reading.

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