Sujit Choudhry, the Founding Director of Center for Constitutional Transitions, once claimed, “Always be attentive to the people at the grassroots and be responsive to their concerns. They are wary of current occurrences. Therefore, they understand their needs.”
The idea behind the establishment of the center was to gather and mobilize professional reviews on statutory matters, through association with various professionals to provide informed policy alternatives for decision-makers
Speaking in an interview with CEOCFO Magazine’s Chief Editor, Sujit Choudhry responded to some questions regarding the reception of constitutional amendments in the wake of new democratic systems. While working as a legal counselor, he has played an integral role in constitution review processes. His major concern is that citizens are often left puzzled as to which statutes are viable or obsolete in current situations. Since there are inadequate research tools for proper transition processes, the Center for Constitutional Transitions was formed. For the full interview, check on ceocfointerviews.com.
Sujit Choudhry also responded to the increasing concerns on how the law is interpreted in the current political wave. He expressed that the American Exceptionalism with regards to global politics. Comparative experience should be highly prioritized in the mainstream constitutional analysis processes. The world is at a leveled political ground, and it is high time America started observing the successes and failure of other democracies. Read more of his insights here.
He is the current Managing Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, and a Law professor at the University of California, and a contributory figure to matters pertaining comparative law and political systems. His exceptional knack and mettle of understanding of the law made him partake in the constitution review processes in various countries. They include; Jordan, Ukraine, South Africa, Nepal, Libya Tunisia and Egypt.
Previously, Sujit Choudhry was a Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at the University of New York, and a Scholl Chair at Toronto University. Due to his vast knowledge of the law, he has spoken on constitutional matters in more than 12 countries. Additional article on works.bepress.com
The comparative law expert is an alumnus of the Toronto, Oxford and Harvard Universities. Additionally, he was a Rhodes Scholar and was a clerk in the Supreme Court of Canada, where he served Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. Refer to en.wikipedia.org for more reading.