The Role Sujit Choudhry Has Played In Enhancing Political Democracy

There are several renowned international scholars in various fields including in constitutional law and politics. The comparative issues that these scholars address and research on are of a wide spectrum. Most people have arguably affirmed that constitutional law and politics is a giant field only fit for the smart mind and courageous hearts. This is what Sujit Choudhry decided to become.

He focused on using the constitution as a tool in transiting violent conflict into democratic politics that are peaceful (http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry).  According to Sujit, the constitutional design has several divisions of societies which include minority and groups rights, official language policy, bill of rights, federalism, transitional justice, semi-presidentialism, constitutional courts and secession, and decentralization.

Sujit is one renowned author when it comes to the constitutional law matters in Canada. Constitutional Democracies in Crisis is his book chapter that was recently published. The former U.S Attorney General, Eric Holder, triggered Sujit to write this book through his tweet, which Sujit found undesirable. Eric has suggested that peaceful demonstrations ensue and this would have resulted in something that hurts peace. Sujit noted that this would have compromised the democracy that America had enjoyed for a long time. He also notes that a presidential term limit of up to two terms was appropriate. He said this would keep off those who would wish to hold on power for a longer time subjecting the country into a state of emergency.

In most cases, you will find Sujit on the ground with his boots on. In 2003, Sri Lanka had an ethnic conflict and Sujit was one of the foreign constitutional experts who went there to develop a federalist solution. He also went to Nepal in the year 2007 and 2010 just to ensure the constitutional negotiations were highly enhanced. Sujit leaves the Law Faculty at the Toronto University to teach comparative constitutional law at the University of New York (blogs.law.nyu.edu). Sujit is known to have changed the political landscape in South Africa and Eastern Europe in the late 1990s and this is the time he started writing books on constitutional law. Although Sujit was raised up in Toronto, he was born in Delhi. His parents were Indian immigrants. Nanda, his father was a lecturer at Toronto University where he taught economics making his home a grooming zone for scholars. For a related article, check on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

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Who is Sujit Choudhry

In looking at the article about Choudhry on ReleaseFact, we can see that he is an expert in politics and comparative constitutional law. The article goes on to talk of how Choudhry’s expertise also include managing the transition from turmoil to peaceful democratic politics, as well as things such as the creation of a constitution in ethnically divided societies, the transfer of authority from central to local government, formally withdrawing from a federation, federal governmental structure, and official language policy.

Sujit Choudhry is a professor of law at the UC Berkeley School of Law, prior to this he served as the dean of the school, as well as the professor of law at New York University. Before his work with at U.C. Berkeley, Choudhry participated in philanthropy, he held an academic chair position at the University of Toronto. In his knowledge concerning comparative constitutional law he is a renowned and respected figure, due to his background and schooling in law. When speaking, he combines a variety of research points with field experience to advise constitution building processes. Due to this diversification of research his word maintains a high validity. Choudhry has done constitution building in countries including Egypt, Libya, Jordan, South Africa, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ukraine. In looking at Choudhry’s schooling experience we can see that he earned a BA in law from the University of Oxford. In addition to this he received a B.S. from McGill University, and attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. To top it all off Choudhry received a Master of Law from Harvard Law School. While he was at Harvard, Choudhry was a Rhodes Scholar (blogs.law.nyu.edu).

Currently, Choudhry is also the founding director of Center for Constitutional Transitions, a company specialized in generating knowledge in support of constitution building through research which has a focused purpose. The Center for Constitutional Transitions was founded in 2012. In addition to his impressive list of accolades, professor Sujit Choudhry is also considered a world-renowned scholar. He has written generally on Canadian constitutional law. Choudhry has recently also published a book chapter which is planned for release in a newsletter. In addition to this he has a published book in partnership between Tom Ginsburg called Constitution Making.

Learn more about the company at http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry

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