Sujit Choudhry, an internationally recognized constitutional expert, delivered his insights about the Ukrainian constitution and challenges of it considering the semi-presidential system of the government. He joined other constitutional experts from around the world in Kiev, capital of Ukraine, on July 10, 2017, to discuss various challenges faced by the Constitution. The workshop was arranged by some prominent think tanks in the country that are looking for ways to improve the democracy in the country. Sujit Choudhry confirmed that he was delighted to discuss various aspects of the Constitution by joining with the constitutional experts around the globe. He pointed out that democratization of Ukraine is unstable in the present condition. Additional reading on constitutionaltransitions.org
Choudhry added that the excessive power of the President, weak political parties, and the structure of legislature electoral system are the real pain areas behind the instability. Sujit Choudhry also discussed how the changing waves, in the recent years, created in the constitutional making process influenced the transitional democracies. He asked the thought leaders to make policy based options to raise the need for the constitutional reform process. For more of the views and insights of Sujit on different matters, read this interview of him on ceocfointerviews.com
Apart from Choudhry, Thomas Sidelius from Dalarna University, Sumit Bisarya from International IDEA, Vladimir Vasilenko – an Ukranian human rights activist – and many other dignitaries have attended the workshop. All of them gave their valuable inputs that can help the Ukrainian democratization process simpler and easier.
Sujit Choudhry is also an I. Michael Heyman Law Professor at the Berkeley School of Law. He worked as a Professor of Law at prestigious New York University. Choudhry also collaborated with the University of Toronto as the Scholl Chair. He conducts wide-range of research in various aspects of the constitutional building process and carries and in-depth experience of more than two decades in comparative law. Hit on researchgate.com to keep abreast with his latest work.
He spoke in more than two dozen countries and actively took part in the constitution building process of many countries: Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, Libya, Nepal, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine. According to blogs.law.nyu.edu, Sujit Choudhry is also serving as the founding director of a constitution building knowledge platform called Center for Constitutional Transitions. He completed his graduation from the University of Oxford and University of Toronto and secured his Masters in Law from Harvard Law School. To read his blogs and to know his timeline activity updates, check this.
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