Sujit Choudhry, Constitutional Scholar
The Center of Constitution Transitions is an organization that mobilizes knowledge in pursuit of creating constitutions in struggling democracies. The organization was founded by Sujit Choudhry, and is partnered with a global network of other organizations, think tanks and NGOs. The organization has worked with over 50 experts from 25 different nations. Sujit Choudhry founded the organization having worked for many years to help write and rewrite the constitutions of various nations. Again and again, he found that the field lacked an up to date and organized body of research, and sought to rectify that with the Center of Constitution Transitions. Additional article on constitutionaltransitions.org
Sujit Choudhry is an immigrant who has had to navigate a great many different political and legal environments. He believes this skill has been the key to his success, finding that every country has its own particular issues. He believes that you should always listen to the people on the ground, and quickly immerse yourself in a new environment to find out what is going on from a new point of view. Never assume to know the truth right away.
Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of Constitutional Law and politics. He has in depth, in the field experience advising the creation of various constitutions in nations like Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Ukraine. Choudhry has lectured and spoken in over a dozen countries.
Sujit Choudhry member of the United Nations Mediation Roster, and has been a consultant to the World Bank Institute at the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program. He has written over 90 articles and papers, and a number of books, including The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation?, The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, and Constitution Making. Read this recent work of Sujit on activistpost.com. He currently leads three global collaborative research projects: Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions, Security Sector Reform and Constitutional Transitions in Emerging Democracies, and Security Sector Oversight: Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Authoritarian Backsliding and Partisan Abuse. For more information about Sujit Choudhry you can visit his website at sujitchoudhry.com. To check his contact info, hit on bizjournals.com.