SujitChoudhry is a constitutional law pundit and Director of the Centre forConstitutional Transition, CCT. He is also a career educationist, havingpreviously served as Dean and Professor of Law across different American andCanadian universities.Choudhryholds law degrees from three universities; he attended University of Oxford ona Cecil Rhodes scholarship, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Law, in1994. He also has an LL.B. from the University of Toronto (1996) and Master ofLaws from the Harvard Law School (1998). SujitChoudhry’s prowess in constitutional matters goes over two decades and has seenhim fraternize with policy makers and heads of governments across the Africancontinent, Asia and Europe. He has made great contributions towards thedevelopment of Comparative Constitutional Law, working with different types ofinstitutions, including governments and policy institutes.
A championfor democracy, Sujit Choudhry’s has been involved in various initiatives thatare geared towards fostering inclusive political systems and constitutionalism.One such initiative is the bringing together of constitutional law peers andexperts from across the Atlantic to discuss recent political developments in twoEuropean countries, Hungary and Poland, which have been worryingly hurtlingback towards an autocratic rule. The talks are aimed at finding the causes and solutionsto address the anti-democratic turn in the two countries. One of the reasonsgiven that necessitates these discussions and creates the same sense of urgencyis the fact that the economies and social structures of both Hungary and Polandare intertwined within the European Union’s framework. Bothcountries having been previously under authoritative rule, this is quite anonerous undertaking for Sujit Choudhry and his team of experts but given thedepth of experience he has on constitutional matters and political systems, thediscussions may very well prove effective and lead to the necessary solutions. Thismay well yet add another medal to the illustrious career of the distinguished LawProfessor.