Meet Sujit Choudhry, the Definitive Authority on Comparative Constitutional Law

Sujit Choudhry is a guru on constitutional law. He is an expert advisor on matters relating to comparative constitutional law. He is serving as a Director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. The center is involved in developing evidence-based frameworks to support constitution building and policy decision making. It provides updated research that influences effective constitutional transitions and democratic governance. Sujit Choudhry has extensive experience advising new democracies on constitution building and amendments.

His parents highly valued higher education. He has three law degrees from the University of Oxford in the UK, the University of Toronto in Canada and Harvard Law School in the US. He is dedicated to helping people understand comparative constitutional law. It is becoming increasingly important for constitutional democracies to learn from each other’s experiences.  Additional reading on

To give effective advice, Sujit Choudhry recommends approaching the topic from the local people’s perspective. They have a clear picture of what’s happening and what is required. Keep an open mind and be ready to reinvent your strategies to succeed. A central open repository of global constitutional case laws would accelerate the educational and awareness efforts of constitutionalism. A new organization that includes practitioners and scholars among other stakeholders should be created.

Sujit Choudhry is proud to have been involved in projects that contribute to the development of global knowledge networks. Law experts can come together to create useful resources that outlive special projects. Through Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry hopes to launch three new collaborative research projects in the works. These revolve around territorial cleavages, security in emerging democracies and the security sectors involvement in authoritarian lapse and political maneuvering. For timeline updates and blogs, visit him here.

Sujit Choudhry has published numerous materials on constitutional law. These include articles, reports, and working papers as well as book chapters such as “The Migration of Constitutional Ideas,” published by Cambridge in 2006. He recently worked as the editor of “The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution,” published by Oxford in 2016. More of this on

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Sujit Choudhry is a member of the Institute for Integrated Transitions. He is also a member of the board of the International Journal of Constitutional Law. In addition, he is on the United Nations Mediation Roster, a program of the United Nations Development Program.  For his service and contact info, hit

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