Sujit Choudhry, founder of the Center for Transitional Constitutions, formed the organization in order for new and emerging democracies to have a source of updated, internationally sourced resources for creating a new, democratic constitutional order.
Its purpose is simple. For many countries around the world, transitioning into new constitutional orders, there are many challenges that they all face in common. The Center of Constitution Transitions hosts forums, generates research, and consolidates information on those common challenges and then provides evidence-based policy options for global leaders, international organizations, NGOs and government think tanks. They have worked with more than 50 experts in 25 countries.
Sujit Choudhry is an internationally known constitutional scholar who is currently a leading professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. His law degrees come from Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford. He also was a Rhodes Scholar and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. Over his career, he written extensively on comparative constitutional law, and backed that up with field experience as an advisor to countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Ukraine. Check this on blogs.law.nyu.edu
Sujit Choudhry has also worked closely with Constitutional scholars in the United States. In a recent interview, he said that the current Constitutional questions being asked in the United States are very similar to questions being asked in other liberal democratic constitutional states. That makes the field of comparative constitutional law even more important, as different countries try to navigate a changing global landscape. For Sujit’s timeline activities, hit on crunchbase.com
His immigrant background has played a role in shaping how he sees the constitutional questions around the world. Differing experts from differing countries will have new and varied opinions and perspectives, and he recognized that the chances to bring those experts together, and network, would outlive the actual forum itself. That has been a key driver behind much of his work with the Center for Transitional Constitutions. Follow Sujit on his facebook.com page
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Sujit Choudhry has also written extensively on comparative constitutional law, with scholarship published in over 90 different publications, books and journals. He also consults for the World Bank and United Nations. Head over to works.bepress.com for additional reading.
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