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Sujit Choudhry’s Take on Constitutional Challenges in Ukraine

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On July 10th, the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry, joined a team of constitutional experts in Kiev in a roundtable discussion. The top constitutional experts analyzed Ukraine’s semi-presidential system of government and the inherent challenges currently facing it.

The workshop was hosted by notable think tanks in Ukraine and inter-governmental organizations in support of sustainable democracy in the world. With him were distinguished personnel who have vast knowledge in the matter of discussion.

During the event, Sujit Choudhry acknowledged that it was a privilege to be in the presence of experts discussing executive powers. He also noted that the instability in democratization in Ukraine is a result of a concentration of presidential powers, weak political parties, and the legislature electoral system.

He also touched on the involvement of transitional democracies in constitutional decision-making. He noted that it was essential for legal thought leaders to gather and discuss policy-based options to aid the constitutional reform process.

The Center for Constitutional Transitions mobilizes and generates knowledge that supports constitution building. The organization aids in decision-making and agenda-setting research. They partner with like-minded institutions to accomplish their mission.  Additional article to read on patch.com.

About Sujit Choudhry

Born in 1970, Sujit Choudhry is a dean at the University of California at its Berkley Law School where he also serves as a Professor of law. The director of Center for Constitutional Transitions has a law degree from Oxford University and a master’s degree from the Harvard Law School. Before joining the University of California, he served at New York University and was the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto.  Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for more about the professor.

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Sujit is a recognized authority in comparative constitutional law and politics and has served as a constitutional process advisor for over 20 years. He has published over ninety working papers and reports, book chapters, and essays.

He authored and edited Constitution Making, a collection of academic contributions and articles on constitutional law and case studies. The book details circumstances under which a constitution can be made. Also, he has lectured in various countries and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Public Law.  Read more about this on indiawest.com.

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