Sujit Choudhry on Law and Democracy

Sujit Choudhry expertise in comparative constitutional law is exemplary. He is a professor of law at the University of California and the director of Center for Constitutional Transitions. For more than two decades Sujit Choudhry has worked as an advisor of the constitution (sujitchoudhry.com). His broad knowledge about the law and politics has enabled him to interact with influential political leaders, dignitaries and other significant interests groups. Sujit Choudhry is very popular as he offers comprehensive analyses of the political issues happening in different parts of the world. He is also a consultant at UNDP and the World Bank Institute. The Center for Constitutional Transitions is concerned with researching about how constitutions can be constructed. The main aim is to ensure that democracy is promoted through the construction of laws that help to unite ethnically separated populations, support justice and rights of the civilians.  Refer to http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry for further reading.

Being a scholar, Sujit Choudhry has written several publications and reports in his field of specialty (works.bepress.com). An example of his work is a chapter in his book Constitutional Democracies in Crisis? In this chapter, Sujit Choudhry gives insights of a tweet that was communicated by Eric Holder, an AG under President Obama’s reign. In this tweet, Eric Holder asserts that the termination of Robert Mueller, special counsel to the white house would be a red line. Based on Sujit Choudhry’s analysis of this issue, it is clear that the American’s opinion on Robert Mueller’s termination matters a lot.

In his chapter, Sujit Choudhry also gives insights on the two-term presidential limit in America. He asserts that autocrats would want to go against this rule and this would lead to chaos in the country. Holder’s use of the word “red lines” indicates that democracy is not being observed. According to Sujit Choudhry, democracy has been threatened ever since the Cold War took place. He talks about democratic backsliding whereby leaders manipulate powers to stay for longer terms. Sujit Choudhry Further goes on to outline the strategies that Poland has taken. He asserts that the formation of new laws and the Interim President among other activities have fostered democracy in the country.

Keep up with Choudhry’s latest tweets, visit Twitter