Born in Delhi, India and grew up in Toronto, Canada, Sujit Choudhry has shown keen intellect since he was young. His parents, who are both professors at the University of Toronto, sees to it that his intellectual abilities will be nurtured. After attending Oxford University, the University of Toronto, and Harvard Law School where he all earned a degree in law, he decided to work as a professor at the University of Toronto.
Sujit Choudhry is very knowledgable when it comes to constitutional law and related political events. Combine it with his ability to gain and share insights even on different cultures makes him one of the most sought out consultants for the topic. He has been to 30 countries, including Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and Nepal in order to speak about constitutional law and politics. He is also invited to key politician meetings in different government organizations.
One of Sujit Choudhry’s known involvement when it comes to constitutional law and politics is when he wrote an open letter for Catalonia and Spain’s leaders regarding Catalan people’s wish for independence from Spain. Together with his colleagues, Choudhry suggested that a referendum is essential in order to voice out what the people of Catalonia really wants. He and his colleagues also helped in encouraging Spain’s then Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to accept what the Catalan people want to do. It can be remembered that PM Rajoy tried to prevent the referendum from happening.
Sujit Choudhry is also involved in the then ongoing conflict between Sri Lanka and Nepal’s ongoing conflict between its ethnic groups. Even though there is a danger involved, Choudhry has shown bravery an determination to help positive changes happen. He and his colleagues have been facilitating positive changes since 2003, with another follow up in 2007 and again in 2010.
Beside a known constitutional law practitioner, Sujit Choudhry is also well known for his involvements in researches. He usually writes about federalism, secession, and decentralization. Choudhry is also known for his constitutional design in societies with the ethnic division. As of the writing, he has more than 100 articles, book chapters, reports, and working papers under his names.
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