In a discussion that took place in Kiev, Ukraine in July of this year, Sujit Choudhry gave his view on the political challenges the country is presently experiencing, citing that the instability of the government’s democratic process, as well as weak political parties is most likely the cause of the issue. He stated that it was of great importance that the country’s current leaders talk about options regarding policies that would help lead to constitutional reform. A must-read article here.
Sujit Choudhry, who is a native of New Delhi, India, is an expert in the field of comparative constitutional law. He not only serves as a legal advisor in his own country, but also in other places, such as, Libya, Egypt, South Africa and Sri Lanka. He is a Rhodes Scholar that obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oxford. He also received two more law degrees from other prestigious institutions, one being Harvard Law School, and he studied Biology for a while at McGill University. Click on blogs.law.nyu.edu for more reading.
From 2014 to 2016, Choudhry was the dean of the Berkeley School of Law in California. He was the first Indian-born person to have been given the honor to hold that position at a top law school in the United States. He is currently the director at the Constitutional Transitions center, as well as a Professor of Law at Berkeley, and he has authored a number of books, including Migration of Constitutional Ideas, International Society of Public Law, and Constitution Making. Check indiawest.com.
He has additionally had several articles, papers and reports published, and because of his vast experience and contributions on the subject of constitutional law, he has been the recipient of many awards. In 2011, he was named Practitioner of the Year by a bar association in Asia. Check law.nyu.edu to read more related article.
While attending the recent meeting in Kiev, Ukraine to discuss the challenges of the governing system there, Sujit Choudhry said that it was a privilege for him to be given the opportunity to have a discussion about the country’s political issues with other respected experts in the field of constitutional law. He will continue to contribute to the effort to help solve the governmental imbalances that have been a part of Ukraine’s history for so long. More to read on constitutionaltransitions.org.
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