Most countries of the world are facing constitutional challenges which need to be addressed. In Ukraine, the situation is the same. There is a constitutional crisis, and that is why the world’s top legal experts met In Kiev, Ukraine to discuss the various constitutional challenges facing the country.
In attendance were several experts from various organizations including Center for Constitutional Transitions’ Sujit Choudhry, Darlana University’s Thomas Sidelius, Ukraine’s representative on Human Rights, Vladmir Vasilenko, International IDEA’s Sumit Bisarya, member for Ukraine’s constitutional commission, Sergyi Holovatyi, President and representative of the Supreme Court, Victor Musiaka, Center for Legal reform and policy’s, Ihor Koliushko and the President’s advisor among others. All these people have vast knowledge on matters constitutional.
The team addressed the semi-presidential system of government. They also discussed the challenges currently facing this system. The organizers of the event were various think tanks in the country including; Center for International Institute for Electorate Assistance and Democracy, Center for Policy and Legal Reforms, and other intergovernmental organizations that support viable democracy.
Various people had the opportunity to give their views concerning constitutional challenges around the globe and the country. One of them was Sujit Choudhry, a focal American constitutional expert. He started by saying how privileged he was to speak in the presence of such experts concerning executive powers. His view is that democratization in Ukraine has not been stabilized yet and there was much to be done. He went on to say that the concentration of power around the presidency, legislature and the electoral system compounded by the weak political party system has led to constitutional instability in the country.
The constitutional expert went on to highlight his recent involvement in transitional democracies and constitutional making decisions. He advised that there was a need for constitutional makers to discuss and collect policy-based choices in constitutional making processes. He mentioned the importance of constitutional topics on scholars and their input on the same. For update on his recent timeline activities, hop over to crunchbase.com.
Sujit Choudhry is a renowned expert in comparative constitutional law. He combines his wide-knowledge on the subject and his research and field experience to help various emerging democracies in their constitutional making processes. He has been involved in constitutional making in different countries including, Libya, Egypt, South Africa, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Ukraine, Tunisia, and Yemen. With reference from blogs.law.nyu.edu.
Sujit Choudhry is an I. Michael Law Professor of the University of California. Professor Sujit Choudhry serves as the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. More to read on works.bepress.com.
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