Sujit Choudhry: An Expert On Constitutional Law And Constitution Building

Comparative constitutional law specialist Sujit Choudhry is the founder of the Center of Constitution Transitions. The organization generates, gathers and shares accurate, up-to-date, information on constitution building. Its goal is to help experts answer the complex questions countries face when creating their constitutions. Choudhry was born in India and has law degrees from the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. This has given him a unique perspective and a great deal of knowledge of comparative law, political environments and constitution building.   Additional article on

Choudhry sees liberal democratic constitutionalism facing its greatest challenge since World War II. He’ believes it’s essential all countries learn from each other’s successes and failures and it’s important to listen and respond to people facing the political and constitutional challenges. Each setback is an opportunity to learn, improve and reinvent. Choudhry feels the world needs an organization which gathers and organizes important international constitutional case-law examples and brings together international experts to build global knowledge networks.  Read his shared views in this interview of him on

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Sujit Choudhry is a Rhodes Scholar. He also has law degrees from Oxford University, the University of Toronto as well as Harvard University. An internationally recognized scholar of comparative constitutional law and politics, Sujit Choudhry has had almost 100 book chapters, reports, working papers and articles on the topic published in scholarly publications worldwide. For his latest writings, check on   He has also taught law at the School of Law at the University of California, Berkley, New York University and the University of Toronto. Professor Choudhry was also a law clerk for Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Antonio Lamer.

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Sujit Choudhry has advised Ukraine, Tunisia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Libya, Jordan, Nepal and Egypt on their constitutional building process. He has done groundbreaking research on issues like group rights, constitutional design and the transition to democratic rule from authoritarian rule, semi-presidentialism, the transition from violent conflict to peaceful democratic politics, the bill of rights and proportionality and a wide range of other topics related to law and politics. Sujit Choudhry is a United Nations Mediation Roster member and has served as a World Bank Institute consultant. He has also worked with the United Nations Development Program.

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