Territorial conflicts and its implications on the development of constitutions

Back in July of 2019 renowned law expert Sujit Choudhry in partnership with George Anderson published “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions”, a body of seventeen essays that examines specific cases of developing constitutions in the context of conflict and crisis across the global geopolitical map.


Choudhry a native of New Delhi India, grew up in Canada and became one of the most respected figures in Constitutional Law in North America and around the world. An alumni of Harvard Law School and other Alma maters, Choudhry has specialized as an advisor of international governments in the resolution of disputes and the rebuilding of their constitutions in the aftermath of conflict.


This new publication centers its analysis on seventeen diametrically different states of power and how their territorial disagreements affect the preparation and implementation of their newly crafted constitutions. Each country in question possesses unique characteristics that require the use of in depth-research studies along with the intermediation of scholars, whose recommendations seek to resolve the constitutional conflicts taking into account the territorial disagreements as the root cause.


In understanding the array of conflicts in smaller and larger autonomous, self-governing, special-status and more regularly structured nations, a new referent is established for International Constitutional Law experts and enthusiasts belonging to different currents stemming from a Realist school of thought.


Among the cases taken as samples for this publication, a diverse group of nations is utilized to exemplify different approaches in constitutional engagement and conflict resolution. Some of these countries are: The United Kingdom, Spain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Philippines, Indonesia among others.