Sujit Choudhry is the founder and also the faculty director of the world’s first center based in a University, Center for Constitutional Transitions. The center aims at generating and channeling knowledge that promotes constitutional building.
Sujit Choudhry is an authority on the comparative constitutional law as well as a comparative legislative development that is internationally recognized. Most of his work addresses key procedural queries in the comparative constitutional law. He has also focused on constitutional designs that help in managing any transition from a violent conflict to a more peaceful democratic form of politics. These designs are more engrossed towards the ethnically divided societies and currently some research are underway to bring about designs that would be applied in the transition from authoritarian to a democratic rule.
Sujit Choudhry has published more than seventy articles, working papers, book chapters as well as reports. Some of his edited work include The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006) and the Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation (Oxford, 2008). Other edited collections that are being worked on include Constitution Making (Edward Elgar) and The Oxford Handbook of Indian Constitutional Law (Oxford). Sujit Choudhry is an active executive committee member of the Board of Editors of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the Editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review (South Africa) and the International Society of Public Law. He is also one of the board members of the Advisory Board of in Constitutional Law for the Cambridge Studies.
Sujit Choudhry is a member of several international bodies dealing with constitutional matters. They include United Nations Mediation Roster and World Bank Institute where he served as a consultant. Others include working as a foreign constitutional expert together with International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance to promote constitutional changeovers in countries such as Jordan, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. At Nepal, he worked with United Nations Development Program and the Nepal Bar Association; at Sri Lanka, he collaborated with the Forum of Federations and the Center for Policy Alternatives to fulfill the same purpose. He has also worked in Canada and other nations in collaboration with respective advisory bodies to build the Constitution. In 2011 he got recognized by South Asian Bar Association of Toronto as the practitioner of the year. Sujit Choudhry has grown his career in years after attaining his degree in law from Oxford in Toronto.
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About Ricardo Tosto
Successful lawyers have handled many legal cases in Brazil, but Riccardo Tosto stands above them all. Mr. Tosto is a paramount lawyer and strategist in Brazil. He has contributed immensely to the national legal system for more than 22 years in civil litigation, international law, electoral law, credit recovery and banking field. Mr. Tosto graduated from the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. He is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association, International Bar Association and the law firms and Partnerships Research Centre. He is an established author with numerous reviews and articles published for general public. Follow Tosto on Facebook to learn more about his services and events.