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Constitutional Advisor Sujit Choudhry Teams up with other Experts to Help Solve Constitutional Challenges in Ukraine

Sujit Choudhry serves as the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Recently, Sujit converged with several prominent constitution professionals. The team’s main agenda was the semi-presidential system of the government of Ukraine. This issue was discussed at large, and the experts dwelt on the constitutional problems that have bombarded the system recently.

The meeting was hosted by some of the most intelligent groups in Ukraine including The Center for Policy and Legal Reforms and the International Institute for Democracy and Electorate Assistance. Some intergovernmental organizations that advocate for sustainable democracy all over the world were also present. According to Sujit, the Ukraine democracy has been quite unstable. This instability has been brought about by the excess focus on presidential power, availability of weak political parties, and the legislature electoral system.

Besides Sujit, there were several distinguished individuals such as the Head of State’s advisor and a former Member of Parliament. Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University, Vladimir Vasilenko, Sergyi Holovatyi, Viktor Musaika, and Ihor Koliushko were also at the table. All these people have vast knowledge in the semi-presidential system of the government of Ukraine and the constitutional challenges that have bombarded it, and their input was highly considered.

Sujit is a constitutional process advisor and has advised several countries on the issue. In the meeting, he pointed out that the current constitutional selected leaders should gather and discuss the policy based options that will support the constitutional amendment procedure. For instance, the team should focus on case studies and use that knowledge to come up with evidence-based information. For an update on his recent timeline activities, click on crunchbase.com.

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Sujit Choudhry was born in 1970. He has built his career in the legal sector and is recognized for his reputation on politics and comparative constitutional law. According to blog.law.nyu.edu, Sujit studied law in three prestigious universities, Harvard, Oxford, and Toronto. He has counseled more than 24 countries on constitutional matters and is an advisor to the Constitution creating process in countries like Ukraine, Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, and Nepal. More to read on en.wikipedia.org.  Professor Choudhry served as a law clerk in the Supreme Court of Canada during the time of Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. Sujit is a law professor and an author.  Keep up-to-date with his latest work, hit on researchgate.net.

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Sujit Choudhry Thinks that Ukraine’s Democratization should be Strong and Stable

Sujit Choudhry, a renowned international constitutional expert, expressed that Ukraine’s democratization is unstable, and it should be robust enough to handle the challenges it faces now. He says that many factors are contributing to the unstable condition of the democracy including the more powerful presidency, the electoral system created for the legislature, weak political parties, and separation of powers with in President and Prime Minister or existence of dual executive. Sujit Choudhry was speaking in roundtable conducted by the Center of Policy and Legal Reform – a Ukraine based think tank – on July 10, 2017. The workshop that discussed constitutional challenges and semi-presidential system of Ukraine was co-hosted by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, an international organization working for stable democracy around the world.

The workshop took place in Kiev saw top constitutional experts around the world speaking how to improve the governing process in Ukraine. Sujit Choudhry was invited by Thomas Sidelius from Dalarna University and Sumit Bisarya from International IDEA. The other participants of roundtable include Viktor Musiaka, representative of the Supreme Council 1996; Vladimir Vasilenko, UN Human Rights Council representative of Ukraine; Sergyi Holovatyi, a member of Constitutional Commission of Ukraine; and many others. Choudhry further explained about the changing notion of the democratic transitioning process across the world. “We observe a change in wave on constitution-making decisions recently, and that is caused by transitional democracies,” Sujit Choudhry explained. “It became critical for the experts to collect and discuss evidence-based constitutional policy options to back the reform process.”  Read more insight from him on activistpost.com.

According to blogs.law.nyu.edu, Sujit Choudhry is currently the I. Michael Heyman Professor at the Berkeley – School of Law. He is credited for setting up Center for Constitutional Transitions to streamline constitutional transitions between various countries by providing evidence-based data. The institution is working as a reference platform for constitutional experts around the world and helping to shape democracies.  Additional article on constitutionaltransitions.org

Sujit Choudhry has spoken in more than two dozen countries and worked with various constitutions around the world as an advisor.  Added details  on bizjournals.com.  While coming to education, Sujit Choudhry completed his bachelor of science from McGill University and secured his bachelor of arts in Law from the University of Oxford. Choudhry completed his LL.B. from the University of Toronto and earned his LL.M. from Harvard Law School.  For timeline updates, check this link

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