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Sujit Choudhry Discusses the Importance of Comparative Law at the Seminar Held in Kiev

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The Ukrainian Government has been suffering from internal conflicts and going through political turmoil for the last couple of decades. It has led to numerous problems for the countries, and its social and economic situation has worsened over the years due to weak governance. It is because of this that the top thinks of the country, Center of Policy and Legal Reforms in conjunction with the International IDEA organized a seminar in Kiev, where many of the leading constitutional experts were invited to share their views on how to improve the governance in the country. Among the many leading experts present at the workshop,  Sujit Choudhry was also there.   Sujit Choudhry is the former Dean of Berkeley Law and presently holds the position of I. Michael Heyman Professor at the Berkeley Law College.

Sujit Choudhry said that the Ukrainian Government has got weak over time due to the lack of presence of any strong political party and due to the partial distribution of power between the country’s Prime Minister and President. Sujit Choudhry also said that the legislation that monitors the country’s electoral system is also in need of constitutional reforms. He stated that for any government to be able to make strong policies and implement it there needs to be a concentration of power at the top, which is severely lacking in the present government at Kiev. According to blogs.law.nyu.edu, Sujit Choudhry has worked with numerous governments across the globe to help them make necessary amendments in their constitution. He has also been a part of the constitution building process in many countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, and Egypt.  Continue reading on en.wikipedia.org.

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Sujit Choudhry believes that the comparative law is the answer to many of the puzzling questions related to constitutions that many of the countries are facing today. Sujit Choudhry has co-founded Center for Constitutional Transitions to conduct research as well as generate knowledge about the comparative law and its methodologies. Related article on constitutionaltransitions.org

He believes that a central organization on comparative law such as Center for Constitutional Transitions would help in mobilizing the knowledge about comparative law worldwide. He is also the member of many organizations of global importance, including the World Bank Institute and United Nations Development Program.  Read more of his insights and views on this article on activistpost.com.

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