The Study and Importance of Comparative Constitutional Law

Sujit Choudhry is the founder and the Director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. The Center is the first of its kind. It is a University-based center that is responsible for the generation and mobilizing of knowledge that is used for Constitutions writing. Choudhry is also recognized internationally for his contributions in constitution drafting in several countries. He has a wide scope of knowledge regarding Comparative Law. Choudhry has an in-depth field experience in the constitution-building process. He has taken part in writing the constitution in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Tunisia just to mention but a few.

Professor Sujit Choudhry has researched on a variety of issues. The research mainly has been to address the issues of comparative constitutional law. Additionally, he has also addressed the issue of constitutional design. The design of the constitution is mostly used as a tool to manage transitions from conflicts to democratically sound politics. He has also written on Canadian law and published over a hundred articles, book chapters, working papers, and reports. He has held several leadership positions in his career. Among them being a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Public Law (ICONS). He is also the Editor in the Editorial Board of ICON.

Comparative Constitutional Law is a branch of the Comparative Law as a Whole. It is a study of the differences in the constitution of different countries. It includes the analysis and the description of the laws being compared. As a result of globalization, the importance of studying the comparative constitutional law has gone up. With a better understanding of the constitutional law of a country, states involved in economic partnerships have been found better ways to which they relate.

Rising of new nations and states, and expanding economies around the world has also led to the need for understanding the comparative constitutional law. It is important to comprehend the structure of the constitution, its limitation, and strengths. Knowledge regarding the constitution is core to lawyers and parties representing their clients. With the understanding of the constitution, the rights provided by one’s constitution is mandatory for proper representation. The Study of Constitutional Law ensures that all legalities are met in representation.

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