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Meet Sujit Choudhry; Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions

Sujit Choudhry is one of the most successful people when it comes to constitution building and amendment for growing democracy. Sujit has vast experience as he has three law degree from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard universities. Choudhry is internationally recognized authority on politics and comparative constitutional law. With his vast experience in constitution making, Sujit has helped; Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal and South Africa in constitution building.  Read related article on

Professor Sujit Choudhry is the founder of The Center for Constitutional Transitions which mobilizes and generate knowledge in support of the constitutional building. This organization assembles leading organizations networks that help in research and gathering valuable information which is helpful in constitution building. Sujit is very confident with creating a global network of constitution making; Constitution building will be elementary. Keep up-to-date with his recent work, check

During an interview by CEOCFO, Sujit Choudhry explained the idea behind the organization. Sujit explained clearly that his primary objective is to generate and mobilize knowledge in support of constitution building. The organization brings together experts from all over the world who have the same interest of better Constitution for developing democracies. Sujit also clearly explained that he decided to form the organization to fill the gap that is left when Constitution knowledge is incomplete, outdated and non-existent.  Additional article to read on

Secondly, Sujit explained his immigration background. Professor Sujit said that he is an immigrant and he has navigated in different political environments. With this experience, Choudhry has gained a wide range of public policy experience. With his three law degrees from different universities, Sujit said that they are the tool to his success in comparative constitution transition.

Also, Sujit explained that he is delighted to have brought together constitutional experts and leading scholars from various parts of the world and creating a global knowledge network. This Knowledge networks always help in the easy understanding of different countries, and it is straightforward to research and come up with original findings.  Relevant article here.

Lastly, Sujit Choudhry explained what is ahead of him and his organization. Sujit has partnered with other three agencies; International Institute for Democracy, Security Sector Reform and Constitutional Transitions, and Electoral Assistance and Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions to complete three collaborative projects on constitution building. Sujit said they would launch the knowledge project this fall.  For the full interview, head over to

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Sujit Choudhry Attends the Workshop for Improving Governance of Ukraine Government through Constitutional Reforms

A seminar was held in Kiev recently to discuss the possibilities of constitutional reforms in Ukraine. The workshop was organized by the combined efforts of International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and the major think tank of Ukraine, named Center of Policy and Legal Reform. There were many political and public figures associated with the field of law was present at the workshop, including a globally renowned expert on comparative law, Sujit Choudhry. Sujit Choudhry provided his feedback on how the governance of Ukraine can be improved and what are the modifications that need to be implemented in the current system.

Sujit Choudhry said that one of the reasons why the Kiev is struggling in governance is the absence of any major political parties in the country and the imbalance in the power distribution between the President and the Prime Minister. Sujit Choudhry said at the workshop that he is happy to meet the legal and constitutional experts from across the globe and from Ukraine in the summit. Some other familiar names present at the workshop in Kiev were Sumit Bisarya, Viktor Musiaka, energy Holovatyi, Vladimir Vasilenko, and more. As one of the leading constitutional advisors in the world and has spoken in more than dozen countries about the legal reforms that the modern democracies should make, his inputs were valuable to the discussion.  Be sure to read this relevant law blog on

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Over the years, according to, Sujit Choudhry has helped many countries in forming their constitution. Some of these countries include Egypt, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, South Africa, Tunisia, and Libya. Sujit Choudhry says that it is important for the countries today to make the necessary changes in their legal system as it is what would help their country blend well with the ongoing globalization. More to read on

The constitutional reforms, as per Sujit Choudhry, are an integral part of the evolution that the world is going through and would help in making rapid progress regarding globalization. Sujit Choudhry is one of the founding directors of Center for Constitutional Transitions and has written over 90 book chapters, reviews, and articles on the methodologies and applications of the comparative law. He continues to propagate the importance of comparative law worldwide.  For his latest written article, click on


Sujit Choudhry’s Journey to Founding Centre for Constitutional Transitions

In an interview with CEOCFO Magazine, Sujit Choudhry, the Founding Director of Centre for Constitutional Transitions, talked about how his company came to and what it does.

The journey to founding the organization

For quite many years, Mr. Choudhry has been a constitutional advisor to many emerging democracies all over the world. His duties were revolving around writing new and amending existing constitutions. He noticed the gap in the sector where issues arise due to outdated, incomplete or even non-existent knowledge. He says his organization came in to fill this gap.

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His team has worked with more than fifty experts from twenty-five countries. They mobilize and generate information to support constitution building. Their network of experts come up with evidence-based policy options which decision-makers require.

How his immigrant background contributed to his success

Sujit Choudhry is an immigrant who holds law degrees from three countries. His experiences in navigating through different legal and political environment enabled him to acquire skills which were key to the success of his professional achievements. He holds law degrees from the University of Toronto, Oxford and Harvard.

On his challenges and rewards working with people of different cultures

Sujit Choudhry says he learned to listen and to be responsive to people as they are the ones who understand what is going on hence they know what they need. One is therefore able to immerse himself in a new environment and look at things from a different perspective.

His vision and approach to issues also changed. He learned to use every setback as a stepping stone to the drawing board. More often, he comes up with a better solution. He believes constant reinvention is key to success.

This fall, his organization plans to complete three large research projects as well as launching knowledge products.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a professor and serves in the dean of Berkeley School of Law, University of California. He is an acclaimed international expert on comparative constitutional law and politics. His research address numerous issues in law and politics. He has published over ninety articles, reports, and book chapters. Related article on

Professor Sujit is the founding director of Centre for Constitutional Transitions. For his service info, hit  He is an active member of numerous international bodies such as The United Nations Mediation Roster and has once served as a consultant to the World Bank Institute.

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