From Conflict to Peace: The Role of Comparative Constitutional Law

Sujit Choudhry is now Professor of Law at the UC, Berkeley. The 2010 Trudeau Fellowship recipient and Rhodes scholar hold law degrees from Oxford University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University. Previously he taught at NYU Law School, University of Toronto and served as law clerk for a Supreme Court judge in Canada. Professor Choudhry, as he is popularly known on many forums, is a consultant for the World Bank (WB) at WB Institute. He has published dozens of writings: articles, reports, and many other written contributions. He has also edited more than five collections including, a book on Indian Constitution.

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The comparative constitutional law deals exclusively with methodology issues. A longstanding experience and his ability to mobilize have helped to spearhead suitable frameworks of transition in countries that have experienced political volatility. The transition from authoritarianism to democracy can be a complicated one and one, which demands thoroughness in the knowledge of both existing constitutional frameworks and politics.  Head over to to read more.



Professor Sujit Choudhry has been helpful to constitution building process as a foreign expert in many countries and regions across the world. He has rendered his ability and knowledge about comparative constitution law to North Africa (Egypt and Tunisia), South Africa, Eastern Europe (Ukraine), Asia (Nepal) and Middle East (Jordan). By working with relevant international bodies and organizations, he has been able to generate knowledge and to mobilize support for constitution building in these countries.


Professor Sujit Choudhry is the director of Center for Constitutional Transition, an organization that he founded in 2012. The main area of concern is the constitutional building process. A constitution is a large and encompassing document that every country must have. Extensive research, updated knowledge, and mobilization of the same are needed at every step of the way. The center also publishes reports on constitutional reform especially in the light of historical events like the Arab Spring. The reports suggest systems of governments, constitutional framework for managing natural resources, and ways of combating social ills like corruption. The center undertakes most of its work through partnerships: UNDP, UNDPA, Forum of Federations, IDEA, and DRI.

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