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