Sujit Choudhry Interview Regarding the Center for Constitutional Trasitions

Sujit Choudhry gave an eye opener regarding the idea behind the Center for Constitutional Transitions as being the generation and mobilization of knowledge that supports the building of the Constitution. This is achieved through leading a network of international experts and assembly that produces policies based on options for the decision makers and research setting agenda. At the same time, they partner with the network of multilateral organizations and NGO’s globally.

Having been a constitutional advisor to many democracies worldwide and participating in the amendments of constitutions and writing of new ones, there was a need for a body to tackle any constitutional questions of which propelled the founding of their organization.

Sujit is an immigrant who has had the privilege of interacting with political and legal delegates from different countries in his life which equipped him with the necessary skill and experience in his field of specialization. He has a wide range of expertise having studied at Harvard, Oxford, and Toronto.

He advised that people on the ground should be heard and their opinion considered as they may know things that you might not be aware of! Sujit explained that he would wish to see an international body that deals with case-laws that are constitutional worldwide having incorporated a variety of languages.   Check this law blog on

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Sujit Choudhry works in Berkeley, University of California, the law school as the Michael Heyman Law professor. He is an authority in constitutional comparative of politics and law combining the agenda of wide-range research which is recognized internationally. He is well experienced and serves as the advisor of the process of building of the Constitution in more than twenty-four countries.  More to read on

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The Center for Constitutional Transitions has professor Sujit as its Director. The organization is concerned with the generation and mobilization of knowledge that supports the building of the Constitution by leading and bringing of international experts’ network together. Doing so enhances the completion of research projects that are thematic offering policy options that are based on evidence to the practitioners. The Center for Constitutional Transitions has till date partnered with more than fifty experts from over twenty-five countries.  Check on of this writings on

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Sujit Choudhry a key piece to Ukraine’s future

While the 2016 election may have people worried about the stability of the American way of life, the traditional transition of power took place smoothly on Inauguration Day last January. This resilience shows that the U.S. Constitution is much more than just a piece of paper, which many see as one of the finest documents ever produced. The Constitution is seen as the template for those who seek to transition to democratic governments.

Ukraine has become the example of a country attempting to become democratic, after suffering through years of communism. Constitutional legal expert Sujit Choudhry attended a workshop, hosted in Kiev, Ukraine, that discussed the hurdles the country is facing. A main focus of the workshop was the somewhat presidential system of government that the Ukraine people follow and the constitutional crises that are faced by the struggling democracy. A number of top constitutional law experts attended the workshop, including UN Human Rights officials. The event was put on by the Center of Policy and Legal Reform, which is a Ukrainian think tank.

Many topics were discussed during the event, which was seen as being very productive. The instability in Ukraine was center stage during most of the talks. The country lacks a checks and balances system, causing democratic policies are tougher to implement. Ukraine faces government run by a president and a prime minister, making democracy a tricky thing to achieve. Sujit Choudhry was a popular addition to the workshop.  Check for a law blog about Sujit.

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Sujit Choudhry earned law degrees from the University of Toronto, Oxford University and Harvard. He previously served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer at the Supreme Court of Canada. Sujit Choudhry founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Sujit Choudhry has been key in constitution building of countries around the world. Sujit Choudhry has written almost 100 book chapters, papers, reports and articles and currently serves as Professor of Law at Berkeley School of Law in California.  For a recently authored article of Sujit, head over to  Sujit Choudhry will continue to play a key role in the ongoing situation in Ukraine, leaving many to wonder what his next move will be as things begin to heat up in the region.  For update on Sujit’s recent timeline activities, click

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