The Brain Behind the Center for Constitutional Transitions

Sujit Choudry is a prominent official on comparative constitutional law and the Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He incorporates a wide-range of analysis itineraries with extensive expertise as an advisor to constitution building processes in countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Ukraine and Tunisia

Before coming to Berkeley, Sujit Choudhry was a Law professor at the New York University School of Law and held a Chair at the Faculty of Law in University of Toronto. In 2010, he was one of the few to be honored with Trudeau Fellowship. He was also a member of the Governing Toronto Advisory Panel, which put forward major improvements to the structure of municipal government in Toronto.   More of this on

Sujit Choudhry’s research involves a wide range of problems in comparative constitutional law, including constitutional design as an instrument to control the change from aggressive conflict to calm democratic politics, constitutional design in societies that lack unity among others.

In an interview with CEOCFO, Sujit explains that The Center for Constitutional Transitions triggers and mobilizes proficiency in support of building structure by gathering and directing the universal networks of specialist to create policy options that are backed up with evidence for decision-makers collaborating with a global network of multilateral organizations. He adds that they have collaborated with over 50 experts from more than 25 countries.  For the full interview, click on

Sujit choudhry has worked as a constitutional advisor to upcoming elective governments across the world while coming up with new constitutions and making changes in existing ones. Sujit says there is an exceptional body of knowledge on the questions that surface during fundamental changes; however issues are inevitable for which knowledge is old, unfinished or simply non-existent. The absence of ample, updated research hinders the potency of constitutional advice. The Center for Constitutional Transitions is made to bridge that gap.  For more of Sujit, visit him on

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He concludes by saying that The Center for Constitutional transitions are finalizing three large thematic, joint research projects in alliance with the global Institute for Democracy and Elective Assistance:- “Regional Cleavages in structure changes”, “Security Sector improvements’’ ‘’structure change in Emerging Democracies”, and “Security Sector lapses- Guarding Democratic union from Autocratic relapsing and Adherent Abuse”. He adds that they plan on launching their knowledge products in autumn.  See

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