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Sujit Choudhry – The Expert and Educator in Comparative Constitutional Law

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Sujit Choudhry serves the Center for Constitutional Transitions as its director. On November 13 to14, 2017, he attended the Expert Group Meeting, which was held in Geneva, on atrocity prevention and transitional justice. That was one of the 2 meetings that Pablo de Greiff convened, a special rapporteur who reports on the promotion of reparation, justice, truth, and guarantees of non-recurrence together with Adama Dieng, a Secretary-General special adviser on the genocide prevention, source (Facebook.com).

The other meeting was held from September 19 to 20, 2017 in NY. The focus of those meetings was linkages analysis between transitional justice and atrocities prevention. The reason behind that Expert Group Meetings is typically the United Nations States’ assumed the responsibility of providing populations protection from “atrocity crimes” (crimes against humanity), ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and genocide developed over the past 20 years. The States, as such, have the right of preventing and inciting those crimes and their recurrence, as posted on sujitchoudhry.com.

As a way of addressing the legacy of these crimes, the United Nations States have established detailed transitional justice strategies, which include mechanisms for prosecuting crimes committed. They include truth commissions, national, international, or mixed tribunals, or other reparation programs, commissions of inquiry, fact-finding mechanisms, and institutional reforms.


About Sujit Choudhry

He’s internationally known on the comparative constitutional development and comparative constitutional law. The work of Sujit Choudhry addresses basic methodological queries in comparative constitutional law. Also, Sujit Choudhry has written on constitutional design to be used as a tool for managing the change from violent conflict to democratic politics that are peaceful, particularly in societies that are ethnically divided. Currently, he is studying constitutional design and in the context of transformations from authoritarian rule to democratic rule.

Sujit Choudhry has served as a constitutional advisor for more than 20 years. His expertise includes drafting memoranda and technical reports in the field, engaging parliamentarians and party leaders, training bureaucrats and civil servants, performing detailed advisory work together with technical experts, leading stakeholder consultations, and facilitating public dialogue sessions with other stakeholders and civil society groups. Additionally, he is a member of the UN Mediation Roster as well as a consultant to the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) and World Bank Institute, the capacity building World Bank branch, view  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLFd6DxqzfF1AlWuyXnI1w.