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Sujit Choudhry and Comparative Law

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Professor Choudhry has done extensive research that addresses a broad range of issues regarding comparative constitutional law. Included is also a constitutional design that serves as a tool for management of the transition from violent conflict to peaceful politics that are in line with democracy.

A constitutional design has different divisions such as decentralization and secession, federalism, constitutional courts, minority and group rights, policy on official language, bill of rights, semi-presidentialism, and proportionality. The context of the transition from authoritarian rule to democratic governance is what is known as constitutional design. The study of comparative law covers areas such as sector oversight, right building, security sector and methodological questions.

Professor Sujit Choudhry is the founder and director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The Center generates and mobilizes knowledge so as to support the building of the constitution. They do so by assembling and working with the international community whereby they work with experts so as to finish thematic research projects that give policies based on evidence to the practitioners.

The center partners with other networks that are global and multilateral agencies, NGOs, various universities and think tanks. Professor Choudhry is a United Nations Mediation Roster member. He has also worked as a consultant to the World Bank Institute at the World Bank as well as the United Nations Development Program.

He was the Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law before going to Berkeley. He was also the Scholl Chair at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He received the Trudeau Fellowship in 2010 among other three Canadians. It is the Canadian equivalent of MacArthur awards.

He was also a member of Governing Toronto Advisory Panel and it proposed main reforms that helped in building the structure of municipal government in Toronto. It also sat the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario.

Check out the list of the books he authored here: https://www.amazon.com/Books-Sujit-Choudhry/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ASujit%20Choudhry