In July 2017, constitutional affairs expert and director for the Center for Constitutional Transitions Mr Sujit Choudhry attended a constitution and democracy workshop in Kiev, Ukraine. The workshop brought together a lengthy list of constitution and democratic affairs experts and was meant to discuss the semi-presidential governance system in Ukraine as well as the challenges that the system has faced so far. It had been convened by constitution and advocacy groups including the international institute for democracy and electorate assistance and the center of policy and legal reform. Also responsible for making the workshop a success was a group of intergovernmental organizations which have been on the forefront of fostering democratic constitutional governance all around the world.
In his address, Mr Sujit Choudhry posited that the Ukrainian democracy and constitutionalism is not very stable in its current form. The main indicators of this fact, he said, were the legislature electoral system, the concentration of the powers of the presidency and the weak political parties within the country. He, however, expressed optimism that the country would embrace a more democratic approach to governance through the establishment of an all-inclusive constitution-making process. Mr Sujit Choudhry held it that current constitutional thought leaders had a responsibility to consult widely in order to collect and discuss policy options which would aid in the constitutional reform process. He exuded confidence that once this was achieved, Ukraine’s democracy would only grow stronger and more stable in the coming years. More to read on works.bepress.com.
Sujit Choudhry is one of the most prominent constitutional experts in the world, having spoken in well over two dozen countries on comparative constitutions and politics throughout the span of his career. Hit on law.nyu.edu for an additional article. He has also served in different capacities in the constitution-making processes of numerous countries including Nepal, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen among many others. Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for related article.
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Besides being the director for the Center for Constitutional Transitions, Mr Sujit Choudhry is also a law professor at the University of California. He has served as a dean in the Berkeley School of Law. He holds law degrees from three of the most prominent universities in the world in Oxford, Toronto and Harvard University. Keep up-to-date to his latest timeline activities, check crunchbase.com.
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