Ethnic violence is a common phenomenon around the world. Peaceful resolution of these conflicts calls for more than military solution. Constitutional solution offers a more solid, inclusive and hence, long lasting solutions to ethnic conflicts across the globe. This approach has been employed by many conflict resolution initiatives and bodies such as the United Nations. In particular, the United Nations’ constitutional approach to conflict resolution is informed by evidenced based researches and expert opinion from world-renowned scholars in constitutional law. One such scholar is Professor Sujit Choudhry; a leading scholar in comparative constitutional law. His vast knowledge and experience has seen actively engage in peaceful constitutional conflict resolution across the globe.
Professor Sujit Choudhry has vast knowledge in law having graduated from some of elite universities in the world. He first graduated with a Bachelor of Science from McGill University in 1992 before joining University of Oxford to study law as a Rhode Scholar in 1992. In 1994, he graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Arts degree. This was followed by further scholarly quest at University of Toronto where he graduated with a Bachelors of Law degree. He would later join Harvard Law School to pursue a Master of Laws degree. His incessant quest for in-depth understanding of law with specialization in comparative constitutional law has played a key role in his stellar career in teaching law and resolving violent conflicts.
Professor Choudhry has played a critical role in developing constitutional frameworks in many conflict areas including Egypt and Ukraine among others. His ideology that effective conflict resolution lies in a constitutional law has seen him work for the United Nations as a special advisor and mediator. He has also worked with the World Bank as a special consultant. Away from conflicts and politics of conflict resolution, Choudhry serves I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at University of California’s School of Law. He has served in the position since July 2014. The award-winning scholar has served in such position at various Law Schools including New York University and University of Toronto. He is a researcher, an editor and author too.