Writing new constitutions and amending the existing one is an important element in the constitutional democracy. However, a significant body of knowledge on questions arises during the constitution transition. Lack of adequate research or inadequate information impedes the effectiveness of constitutional advice. In a recent interview, Sujit Choudhry emphasizes on the need to address the research gap. To fill the gap, Choudhry founded the Center for Constitutional Transition to support constitution building by producing evidence-based policy options for decision makers in emerging democracies. Currently, the organization has collaborated with a global network of multilateral firms, the NGOs to help fill the gap on incomplete, out-dated and non-existence knowledge during constitution creation or amendment process. This fall, the organization is completing the largest collaborative research projects with several organizations that have similar goals.
Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized authority in comparative constitutional law. After traveling to multiple countries around the world creating constitutions in different divided societies, Choudhry explains that he was drawn to the idea of building a global network to help the emerging democracies. Hit on thereisnoconsensus.com to read a relevant article.
As an immigrant with three degrees in three countries, Sujit Choudhry has been inspired to approach the public policies from a world perspective. He claims that the world is probably facing the greatest global challenge to liberal democratic constitutionalism since the World War II. What is happening in the U.S is the same thing happening to other countries around the globe; therefore, it is important for American to learn from success and failure of other countries. For added reference, click on independent.academia.edu.
Choudhry specializes in comparative constitutional law and politics in a broad variety of context. His experience includes facilitating public dialogue and performing detailed advisory work with other experts when it comes to constitutional laws. Born in India and raised in Canada, Sujit Choudhry upbringing shaped his perspective and his careers. He was inspired to pursue an academic path from childhood.
Choudhry holds three degrees from the University of Toronto, Oxford and Harvard. Other than being a constitutional advisor, he is also a professor of Law at the at Berkeley School of Law. He was also a professor at several other universities and served the Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. Choudhry is also a permanent member of several development programs across the globe, such as the United Nations Mediations Roster. Related article on constitutionaltransitions.org.
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