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Sujit Choudry Bridges Constitutional Transitions

Comparative law is a scholastic discipline, or an instructional subject of the contrasting legal systems and how they compare and contrast. This study is necessary in international affairs when different conflicts arise and different countries laws are involved. The United Nations uses comparative law when they need to compare different countries and those countries obligations. The process to forge the different constitutions of various countries together to address a variety of issues is a process that is still being molded and studied. “Professor Sujit Choudry is an internationally recognized authority on comparative constitutional law, who combines a wide-ranging research agenda with in-depth field experience as an advisor to constitution building processes.” (Berkely Law, https://www.law.berkeley.edu/our-faculty/faculty-profiles/sujit-choudhry) Accessed 25 Jan. 2017

 

Choudry has published a variety of articles, books, and reports regarding comparative law and the practice of the constitutional development, see here. His written works address the topics of peaceful democratic politics, transitions from violent conflicts, and different designs to move from authoritarian rule to democratic rule. Sujit Choudry has created resources to aid the model of comparative constitutional law and how you can affectively organize the variety of different questions. Those questions help solve the topics of “constitutional design in ethnically divided societies; federalism, decentralization and secession; semi-presidentialism; constitutional courts; official language policy, minority and group rights.” (Berkely Law, https://www.law.berkeley.edu/our-faculty/faculty-profiles/sujit-choudhry/) Accessed 25 Jan. 2017

 

Aside from his many publications and written resources, Choudry is the founding director of the world first university-based center, Center for Constitutional Transitions, that creates and utilizes information that partners with constitution building. His knowledge has assisted the “constitutional transitions in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia.” (Institute for Integrated Transitions, http://www.ifit-transitions.org/about/people/sujit-choudhry) Accessed 25 Jan. 2017. Choudry was appointed to the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel when key reforms were in process to the municipal government in Toronto. Also, in Canada, Choudry “sat on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Ontario, one of the largest publicly funded legal assistance programs in the world. “(Institute for Integrated Transitions, http://www.ifit-transitions.org/about/people/sujit-choudhry) Accessed 25 Jan. 2017.

 

Internationally, Sujit is recognized for his strategies in comparative law and his proposals to create building blocks for entrance, transformation, resources, and unity. And with his Experiential Education Taskforce, Choudry is spark-plugging resources for strategies at Berkeley Law in constitutional inventiveness. Comparative law is a necessary practice to bring together the variety of regulations practiced globally.