Sujit Choudhry Helps Bring Constitutional Law Around The World

Some things are easy to build such as a table or a chair. But imagine trying to build a working constitutional government in places such as Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Nepal, South Africa, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Yemen, and Ukraine. For one constitutional lawyer, Sujit Choudhry, bringing constitutional order is part of his everyday job.

As the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry helps nations bring order to chaos through a peaceful constitutional process. That includes building a framework of laws and perimeters that works for every citizen in a given nation.

During a recent meeting of constitutional experts in Kiev, Mr. Choudhry discussed the Ukraine government’s semi-Presidental system. In particular, they discussed the challenges facing Ukraine. Sujit Choudhry is adamant that the democratic situation in Ukraine is not stable and that the weak political party system is responsible for the current situation. Related article on

Sujit Choudhry was joined by experts Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University and Sumit Bisarya. Together the group discussed the Ukraine situation in particular and the concept of constitutional law building around the world. Sujit Choudhry stressed the importance of constitutional law as a foundation for any country going through a transitional process from instability to a working government.   Read the professor’s views on politically related issues, click

Holding a law degree from Toronto, Oxford, and Harvard, Sujit Choudhry is also a Rhodes Scholar and has served as law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of Canada’s Supreme Court. It goes without saying that Mr. Choudhry is the foremost authority in International Constitutional Law.

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In addition to working with dozens of nations, Mr. Choudhry has published over 90 articles and books on the subject of constitutional law. Some of Mr. Choudhry’s published works include The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation?, Constitution Making and The Oxford Handbook of the Indian ConstitutionCheck

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