Sujit Choudhry on Center for Constitutional Transitions

Sujit Choudhry indicates in an interview with CEOCFO Magazine that the center for constitutional transitions generates and mobilizes knowledge in support of the constitution. The organization concentrates on assembling and leading international networks of experts who produce evidence based on policy options for making decisions. Partnering with a global network of multilateral organizations and NGOs, they have worked with more than 50 experts from 25 countries. Sujit Choudhry founded the organization due to the significant number of questions that arise during transition of the constitution. The issues raised were once which there was outdated or incomplete or non-existing information. Since lack of adequate information hinders the effectiveness of constitutional advice, the organization was formed to bridge such gaps.

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Sujit Choudhry told the magazine that as an immigrant with law degrees in three countries, he navigated new and legal political environments during his life. Since every country practices different issues, stakeholders and histories, the knowledge he acquired in law have enabled him to succeed. As a scholar in comparative constitutional law, Sujit Choudhry notes that the world is facing the greatest global challenge since second war. The problem on liberal democratic constitutionalism arose from the puncture of the myth of American exceptionalism. The situation in America is similar to what happened in constitutional democracies under stress in the world. He advised that it is crucial for America to learn from the success and failures of other nations.

When asked to share his challenges and rewards while working with people of different culture, Choudhry noted that listening and being responsive on the ground is important. His vision over time has been not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. He noted that the country needs organizations that host the most important constitutional case laws from around the world. He also stated that bringing together experts from around the world was one of his many accomplishments.  For the full interview, click this.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is the professor of law at the University of California, refer to for related article. He is an internationally recognized authority on comparative law and politics. He combined many research agendas with in-depth experience as an advisor in countries such as Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, Sri Lanka Ukraine, Jordan, and Nepal. Sujit Choudhry is the director of the center for constitutional transitions.

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