Constitution building is a vital part of the formation of a nation. Various people have been involved in building great governments across the world. One of them is Sujit Choudhry, a distinguished professor of the law who has been instrumental in developing constitutions in countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Ukraine. He is the Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions.

The Centre for Constitutional Transitions mobilizes international think tanks and Non-Governmental Organizations to create policies for producing content-full constitutions. Advising stakeholders in emerging democracies in the world inspired him to come up with an organization that would provide up-to-date information to be used to construct new constitutions and amend existing ones. Earning law degrees from three countries has made Sujit appreciate that each one of them has its own set of historical policy-making strategies necessary for creating a well-balanced democratic constitution. Each country is facing different issues based on the interpretation of their constitution. Sujit has been able to acquire a common ground with the people on the grassroots to better understand the problems they are facing.  Follow his tweets, hit on

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The greatest achievement Sujit has had is his ability to bring together a cocktail of experts across the world to collaborate in constitution building and interpretation. His greatest challenge, however, has been trying to adapt to different views from people of contrasting backgrounds outside his American setting. Sujit Choudhry is an I. Michael Heyman Prof of Law at the great University of California. Previously, he was a Cecelia Goetz Prof of Law at the famous New York University. He was also a Scholl Chairperson at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.  Related article on

A Rhodes Scholar himself, Sujit has written numerous articles, research papers, reports and books. Check to read about his published work.  He is also a member of numerous organization where he has been instrumental in helping develop better laws. Through his books and insights, various democracies have found better ways of governing their citizens without oppressing anyone. Sujit Choudhry has been recognized as a person who is determined to reconcile and bring sanity to how people are governed. He is also known for his generosity and promoter of positive ruling.

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