The Work and Latest Research of Sujit ChoudhryAugust 7, 2019 - Author: steph
Constitutional development and reform are a set of complex processes in contemporary world affairs. When drafting or reforming a constitution, various issues related to territorial disagreements between parties can rip constitutional conventions apart. Luckily, there are experts such as Sujit Choudhry that help states and interested parties with these particular issues.
Sujit Choudhry is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The mission of the Center of Constitutional Transitions is to research and help nations and civic groups establish or reform constititions. Through his work at the Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry has consulted with numerous governments and civic organizations. For example, Sujit Choudhry worked with countries like Yemen, where Choudhry led a multi-party dialogue with the United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary General of Yemen. Another example is when Sujit Choudhry worked with the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on a constitutional reform campaign. Other countries where Sujit Choudhry worked on constitutional measures include Egypt, Jordan, and South Africa.
Sujit Choudhry was born in India, but grew up in Canada. Although he started in a pre-med program in college, Sujit Choudhry became interested in international affairs. Sujit Choudhry transferred and attended Oxford University for a law program and then worked toward a law degree at the University of Toronto. After attaining another law degree from Harvard University, Sujit Choudhry became a tenured law professor at the University of Toronto. In 2012, he started the Center for Constitutional Transitions.
Recently, Sujit Choudhry published a book called “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” with fellow scholar George Anderson. The collection of essays highlight the work Sujit Choudhry and others have done in countries such as Libya and Myanmar. Each chapter offers a comparative analysis of how constitutions were drafted for each particular country. Although every country is different, the book highlights general themes found in the work of constitutional development. As a result, Sujit Choudhry and others develop a cohesive world-view on the development of and the reform of constitutions that can serve policy-makers around the world.
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