Sujit Choudhry & the Need For Constitutional Consciousness

Constitutional Democracies are nothing, rather obviously, without a well plotted and thought out constitution or body of pieces of such legislation (such as in Britain). However, a constitution, and thus, by extension, a democracy, is also nothing without a well trained class of individuals who can properly interpret and justly administer any given constitution. This is something Sujit Choudhry, a legal analyst, recognized long ago; because of this, he now strives to educate the world (and himself and his colleagues) on the topic of constitutional law. Mr. Choudhry, who was born in India but grew up in Canada, is a alumni of the Toronto, Harvard and Oxford law schools. For updates on Sujit timeline activities, click on

His multifaceted upbringing and wide array of first hand knowledge of the political workings of various different countries coupled with his passionate desire for the progress of peaceable governance and transitions of power, have catapulted him to the forefront of the world of comparative constitutional law (a field in which he is a internationally well respected figure).  Related article on

Mr. Choudhry’s primary project concerns evidence based policy which thus requires evidence based historical analysis to figure out what works (empirically) and what does not. Since it logically follows that one is but shooting into the dark or guessing when they design a constitution (or amendment to it) without a historical or evidence-centered basis, Mr. Choudhry believed that it was imperative to contrast as many different modes of governance within a historical context as possible and then widely disseminate the relevant findings of his studies.  Read this must-read article on an interview with Sujit on

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To this end Sujit Choudhry created the Center for Constitutional Transitions, a political think tank, publisher and research group that works hand in hand with the worlds leading global policy movers and shakers to help educate them on good and effective constitutional governance. Mr. Choudhry’s ambitions do not, however, end there, as he has recently announced that he would like to start a new project that would bring together other constitutional and democratic policy experts like himself to create a sort of international policy super group that would work to foster good global governance strategies the world over.  For Sujit timeline updates, visit

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