Governments are made up of laws and rules that dictate the processes to follow when dealing with conflict and issues that are pertinent to the running of different institutions. In the absence of proper legislation, there would be conflict and a lot of misunderstandings within governments and this would brew conflict and eventually stir failure. To run a government or organization seamlessly, there is need to have laws that give direction to every organ in that government and people have to also understand their rights and freedoms. This is the reason every government strives to have a constitution that is designed to serve the development agendas of a community.
Developing laws and designing a constitution is a process that takes a lot of time and effort and there are many things that one is needed to comply with before the laws are recorded as having been effective in their application. There is the process through which experts analyze the effect of the laws proposed and if necessary propose changes. All these processes are tedious and could demand a lot of time before everything is resolved. However, comparative law comes as a perfect alternative to all these processes and it has been used to offer direction into the development of new laws by governments world over.
The origin of comparative law can be traced back to Europe in the 18th Century when some scholars from the region started touring several places to learn about the laws used by communities. In this process, they came across different methods of comparing the laws and hence, today comparative law is a developed practice that offers the comparison and learning of laws used in different jurisdictions.
As a renowned professor of law across the world, Sujit Choudhry has been researching and offering facts about constitutional development and governance for the 30 years he has been in the field of law. Based on Wikipedia, Sujit specializes with comparative law, which gives him a great leverage for offering advice to governments looking to come up with new laws and to create working structures.
Sujit’s effort has severally been recognized by leading bodies like the World Bank and he worked with them in constitutional design and development processes for different countries. Some of the nations that benefitted from the effort of Sujit Choudhry during constitutional design and development include Egypt, Nepal, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Sujit’s research has also helped to reveal better ways of dealing with conflict among communities that suffered violence.