Constitution Design Tool Engineering Transitions

May 23rd, 2017

Sujit Choudhry, the professor of Law is an international authority on comparative constitutional law. Studies of Professor Choudhry are broad and they do address issues arising in comparative constitutional law. The Professors experience has seen him advice constitution building progressions in Egypt, South Africa, Nepal, Libya, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Jordan.  Click on for additional article.

The Professor Choudhry’s studies seek to settle issues on the bill of rights and proportionality; constitutional courts; federalism, decentralization and succession; constitution design as a tool to initiate transition from violent conflict to peaceful democratic politics; semi-presidentialism; minority and group rights; and basic methodology questions in the research of comparative constitutional law. Besides research, Sujit Choudhry has written vastly on the Canadian constitutional law, published more than 90 articles, working papers, book chapters, and reports.

Professor Sujit Choudhry is the founder of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The center mobilizes and generates knowledge which supports constitutional building via assembly and leading to international expert networks. The network of experts participates in theme oriented research projects which offer evidence-based policy preferences to practitioners.

Sujit Choudhry currently co-leads three global collaborative study projects: Security Sector Reform and Constitutional Transitions in Emerging Democracies, Security Sector Oversight: Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Authoritarian Backsliding and Partisan Abuse, and Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions. The Researches are due to be published this year. Choudhry is also consultant to the World Bank Institute and the United Nations Development Program.Additionally. Sujit is a member of UN Mediation Roster.

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Choudhry’s work revolves around addressing basic methodology questions in the comparative constitutional law. Also, he has done studies on constitutional design as tools that manage the transition from violent conflict to peaceful democratic politics. The constitutional design tools have best-seen solutions in ethnically divided societies.  See for more eading.  Currently, Sujit Choudhry is spearheading research programs of constitutional designs in the contexts of authoritarian transitioning to democratic rule.  To learn more about Sujit, visit

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