Choudhry is a constitutional law expert and the current Director of the Centre
for Constitutional Transition, CCT. He is also a career educationist, having
previously served as Dean and Professor of Law across different American and
holds law degrees from three universities; he received a Rhodes scholarship to
the University of Oxford, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Law, in 1994.
He also has an LL.B. from the University of Toronto (1996) and Master of Laws
from the Harvard Law School (1998).
Choudhry’s expertise in constitutional matters goes over two decades and has
seen him rub shoulders with policy makers and heads of governments across the
African continent, Asia and Europe. He has made great contributions towards the
development of Comparative Constitutional Law, working with different types of
institutions, including governments and policy institutes.
for democracy, Sujit Choudhry’s has been involved in various initiatives that
are geared towards fostering inclusive political systems and constitutionalism.
One such initiative is the bringing together of constitutional law peers and
experts from across the Atlantic to discuss recent political developments in in
two European Union member states, Hungary and Poland.
countries have been worryingly hurtling back towards authoritarian rule. The
talks are aimed at find the causes and solutions to address the anti-democratic
turn in the two countries. One of the reasons given that necessitates these
discussions and creates the same sense of urgency is the fact that both Hungary
and Poland are economically, politically, socially and legally intertwined
within the EU framework.
countries having been previously under authoritative rule, this is quite an
onerous undertaking for Sujit Choudhry and his team of experts but given the
depth of experience he has on constitutional matters and political systems, the
discussions may very well prove effective and lead to the much needed
solutions. This may well yet add another medal to the illustrious career of the
distinguished Law Professor.