Sujit Choudhry Writes About Poland’s Constitutional Crisis

Internationally recognized constitutional expert Sujit Choudhry dedicated a chapter in his latest book, “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?” to what is presently happening in Poland. In that nation a far-right party took over, called the Law and Justice Party, and is assaulting that nation’s constitution. They are rewriting it in order to take out all obstacles to their rule and they are working to ensure they maintain power going forward.

Sujit Choudhry says that the first thing they did was to focus on remaking the court system, including this nation’s Constitutional Court. They changed how voting works, how judges are assigned cases, and created the position of Interim President. He said they did this over a period of a year where at times they pushed things through intensely while at other times they didn’t appear to be doing much.

He says that they are taking small, seemingly innocuous, steps to slowly change Poland’s constitution to one that favors them holding onto power and being about what they believe in. The government no longer works for the people and is instead against many of them. This has been happening in many other countries around the world as well, such as Ukraine and to a certain extent in the United Kingdom and the United States as well.

Choudhry is a law professor. He has taught about constitutions since 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley. Over-all he has been a professor for almost 20 years. He also launched the Center for Constitutional Transitions in 2012 ( This is an organization that provides evidence-based information to people who are designing constitutions for their nations or are trying to change them.

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He often attends conferences, symposiums, and workshops about constitutional matters in other nations. He has also lectured internationally. He says that he often facilitates public  dialog sessions about constitutions with civil groups and other people who have a stake in a nation’s constitution. Over the course of his career he has also assisted in training civil servants and he has held talks with political party leaders and parliamentarians among other duties. More on

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Sujit Choudhry attained the degree of law that he now holds, at the University of Oxford and later on his masters in the same at Harvard school of law. He worked as a law professor at the University of California and even went on to serve in the position of Dean. He achieved this as the first Indian-American in the varsity.  Prior to that, he taught at New York University and at the University of Toronto, he was School Chair (

The professor is the founding father of the Center for Constitutional Transitions which works at creating and disseminating information on building the constitution. This is possible because it produces options of policies and yields a good number of research operations. The achievement of their goals is due to the fact that they source knowledge and ideas from experts. These professionals come from various countries, thus the different nations facing constitutional and political obstacles are elevated.

Sujit’s method combines deep and broad research with rich field experience. He partners with Non-governmental organizations, worldwide diverse multiparty organizations and thinks tanks.

Sujit Choudhry boasts of a wide enrichment in the field of law. This is a fact that has enabled him to create good correspondence for himself and those he works with. He is a known figure internationally, and his deep-rooted experience in constitutional matters is unmatched. This has seen him work as an advisor to countries like Ukraine, South Africa, Egypt and many more.

His professional career gets more impressive because of the fact that he works in mediation as well as in consultancy for the United Nations. Choudhry also extends his skills in the latter at the World Bank. Notably, he once served the Chief Justice of Canada as a law clerk.

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Aside from that, professor Choudhry has published articles, papers, reports, and books. Thanks to his expertise, some of his books are used in universities, and others act as a reference point for countries during the drafting or amendment of a constitution. Click for more of his works.

Just as every good deed deserves appraisal, Sujit Choudhry has received many accolades from both countries and institutions he has worked with (  The great professor continues to impact the world on all matters political.

Sujit Choudhry is a renowned constitutional law expert

Sujit Choudhry who is the Centre of Constitution Transitions Director stated that the Centre was focused on mobilizing and equipping people with constitutional knowledge. This was in a bid to build a constitution by generating policies that are based on evidence. The policies are to assist the ones making decisions and those setting agendas for research. Currently, they have worked with more than 25 countries and involved more than 50 experts in their work.

Sujit Choudhry has been in the constitutional advising industry for many years, over 2 decades, and has worked in building new constitutions and editing and implementing existing ones. He has also worked with NGOs and think tanks globally. The gap that exists due to inadequate and lack of updated research is what the Centre seeks to fill.  Keep up-to-date with his latest work, check

Sujit is a migrant who has achieved his degrees from various countries. He studied at Toronto, Harvard, and Oxford. Through his vast navigation, he has experienced different political environments. The skills he has learned through this navigation have proven to be essential towards his success. During his career, he got exposure to public policies and decision making when it came to political environments.  Related article on

He uses his expertise when consulting for various people and organizations. He has his own niche in the law of comparative constitutional. He advises that the United States should learn from the failures and success of other countries in order to better itself. Sujit Choudhry advises that the people on the ground are a good start point in understanding people’s needs.

Sujit Choudhry is internationally recognized for his knowledge of the comparative constitutional law. He has built various constitutional processes in Jordan, Nepal, South Africa, Ukraine, Egypt and much more. He conducts his research intensively and combines it with his experience to advise accordingly. He has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in law that are an advanced plus for him as he consults.  Learn more here.

At the University of California, he is the Professor of Law. Sujit Choudhry was also a dean at the Berkeley School of Law. He also worked at the University of Toronto and Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at various capacities.  For further reading, head over to

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