Sujit Choudhry – A Force Behind Changing Constitutions in Emerging Democracies
An interview of Sujit Choudhry reveals a lot about him especially as far as constitutional changes are concerned. Sujit heads the Center for Constitutional Transitions which is an organization that leads to the generational and mobilization of knowledge and support of Constitution construction. This happens through the assembly and other intentional expert networks that produce evidence based policy options. The organization, under Sujit’s leadership, has worked with a variety of think tanks, multilateral organizations as well as NGOs among other interested partners with the same goal.
Sujit Choudhry explains that the move to establish CCT was inspired by the many years that he has worked in the field as a constitutional adviser for emerging democracies around the world. Through his experience, he has come across a lot of knowledge as well as inquires surrounding the constitutional transitions. His experience has revealed that most of these newly formed democracies sometimes experience problems even after the formation of the Constitutions because there is no useful information available to them to refer since most of what is available is untrue or even outdated. In most cases, there is no information at all. Therefore, the lack of concrete competent information on these issues interferes with the effective implementation of constitutions.
Sujit studied comparative constitutional law. He feels that the current political interest is because of the greatest global challenge to liberal democratic constitutionalism from the Second World War. There is a need for comparative studies since what the US believes in is not the case as evidenced by those who travel the world on this subject. Sujit believes that America should learn from the successes and failures of other countries. Check this recently written article of Sujit on activistpost.com.
Sujit is an immigrant with three law degrees from three different countries. He has a wealth of experience in the field of constitutional reforms and implementation as seen by his involvement in political and legal environments. He has been able to serve effectively because of his degrees from Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford Universities, all of which have equipped him with tools to succeed. Click sujitchoudhry.com for more reading.
Sujit Choudhry is also the Michael Heyman professor of law at the University of California. He is a globally acknowledged personality in matters of the Constitution. He has been involved in the building of constitutions for different countries including Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Ukraine, and South Africa among others. Continue reading on en.wikipedia.org
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