Sujit Choudhry and Center for Constitutional Transition: July Workshop in Ukraine Focused on Continuing Nation’s Democratization Efforts
It’s been nearly 3 decades since the fall of Soviet communism. The satellite nations created in the aftermath of that collapse still struggle with internal governmental instabilities to this day. Ukraine has made some progress towards a democracy, but its efforts have been hampered by imbalances and unclear divisions in the power distributions of its struggling governmental entities.
Founder of the Center for Constitutional Transition and the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Sujit Choudhry, met with a consortium of think tank experts and internal representatives of Ukraine in July of this year to discuss democratization of the former Soviet country.
In collaboration with Constitution Building Programme Manager of International IDEA Sumit Bisarya, Viktor Musiaka, representing the Supreme Council of 1996, and Sergyi Holovatyi on behalf of the Constitutional Commission of Ukraine, the Center for Policy and Legal Reform met in a round table discussion workshop to develop solutions to the political instabilities within Ukraine as well as to continue progress with transitioning Ukraine’s government into a true democracy.
The primary efforts of the workshop addressed inequities in the power distribution between the legislative and executive branches of government, with an emphasis on bolstering the legislature’s role in Ukraine’s political system and creating separation between the roles and authorities of the President and the Prime Minister, which overlap in critical areas.
Through its bringing together of its global network of leading experts, The Center for Constitutional Transitions generates knowledge, supporting democratic constitution construction and delivering evidence-based policy options for decision-makers throughout the world.
Beginning his legal career as a clerk to the Canadian Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Lamer, Sujit Choudhry has been active in Western policy drafting for more than 20 years.
Founded by Sujit Choudhry in 2012, the Center for Constitutional Transitions works with over 50 experts from NGO’s, multilateral organizations, decision makers and think tanks in more than 25 countries to promote the spread of democracy. Today, the Center for Constitutional Transitions is a global leader, assisting with democratic constitution construction. For his latest work, head over to researchgate.net
According to blogs.law.nyu.edu, Sujit Choudhry earned his law degrees from the University of Toronto, Oxford University and an LL.M from Harvard University’s School of Law. For added info, hit bizjournals.com
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