Sujit Choudhry Developing Functional Constitutions

Constitutional expert and head of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry was one of the panelists in the discussions on Ukraine government’s semi-presidential system held in July 2017. The experts shared insights on the constitutional and governance challenges facing the system. Sujit Choudhry pointed out the instability in the democratization process in Ukraine and the loopholes in the arms of government.  Check for additional article.

The event organizers were a host of organizations including the Center for Policy and Legal Democracy, the Institute for Democracy, and Electorate Assistance among others. Other participants in the conference included a member of Ukraine’s constitutional commission, a Supreme court official, a human rights activist, international development specialists, and a former member of parliament. Like most of the experts, Sujit Choudhry has broad knowledge on the subject matter and has served as a global constitutional advisor.  More of his advisory work on

Sujit has also contributed to the body of knowledge through a collection of constitutional law articles, case studies, and academic contributions named Sujit Choudhry’s Constitutional Making. Other publications by Sujit include the Migration of Constitutional Ideas. Globally, he has helped several countries develop and implement constitutions. Sujit favors an evidence-based ideology that involves case studies and collection of articles to assist in constitutional creation and reforms.

Through the Center of Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry mobilizes and generates constitution building knowledge and information. The organization partners with NGOs, public policy specialists, and think tanks to accomplish this objective. So far, the Center of Constitutional Transitions has worked with experts from over 25 countries to address issues of democracy, security and the constitution.

Sujit Choudhry, an alumnus of Oxford University and the Harvard school of law, worked with Egypt, Sri Lanka, Libya, South Africa, Ukraine, and Nepal as an advisor.   According to, Sujit is also a professor of Law at Berkeley Law School. Sujit is a recipient of the 2011 Practitioner of the Year Award by the South Asian Bar Association. The Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship recognized his efforts in constitutional reform.  Click on for a related article.

Presently, Sujit is working on three research projects dealing with constitutional transitions, security reforms, and territorial divisions. The findings and policy recommendations will be out in 2017.  For updates on his latest work, browse on this.

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