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Restoring Constitutional Democracy Through Sujit Choudhry’s Berlin Roundtable

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December 18, 2017, Sujit Choudhry a guru in matters concerning constitutional law. He was set to convene a roundtable at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre. He was set to do this alongside Mattias Kumm and Micheal Meyer-Resende. Both from internationally recognized bodies and key players in the event. Other stakeholders included constitutional lawyers from Poland, Hungary, America and other European Nations. The whole point was to help Hungary and Poland recover from Authoritarian Backsliding.

Although the two nations at that time were going through democratic deconsolidation, the roundtable was set to carefully analyse other situations outside the European Union. This was all in a bid to help Poland and Hungary understand the whole issue of authoritarian backsliding. The main issue that was to be discussed was the report on the investigation of the current state of democracy in Poland and Hungary. After carefully discussing the whole agenda and related issues, solutions were to be offered on how the 2 nations could recover from authoritarian backsliding.  Relevant article to read on medium.com.

Globally recognized for his expertise and vast knowledge in comparative constitutional law, Sujit Choudhry is an educator and the Director of the Centre of Constitutional Transitions. The Centre for Constitutional Transitions is an organization that was focuses on preparing thematic research reports for North Africa and the Middle East. The reports are based mostly on matters pertaining to the constitutional design of these two regions. This particular Centre does this together with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.   Additional article to read here.

Born in New Delhi, India, in 1970, Sujit Choudhry attended the University of Toronto Schools. Upon completing his high school studies, he joined the McGill University from where he earned a BS. Sujit Choudhry is a holder of law degrees from the Harvard Law School, University of Oxford and University of Toronto.  Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for more reading.

Sujit Choudhry began his law career as a Law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada where he served for a period of 1 year. From 1998 to 1999, Sujit was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School. After leaving Harvard, Sujit joined the University of Toronto and served as an Assistant Professor. Sujit was good at what he did and was even named Scholl Chair in 2004. For some time, Sujit served the Canadian government in different capacities pertaining to law. Sujit Choudhry’s expertise in constitutional law has also been put into use in very many countries like Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt. That is not all many of Sujit Choudhry’s works have been recognized globally. In 2010, he was awarded a Trudeau Fellowship by the Trudeau Foundation.  Check law.nyu.edu.

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