On 10th of July 2017, a team of experts in constitutional matters had a workshop in which they discussed Ukraine’s government semi-presidential system. Among them was the Centre for Constitutional Transitions’ Director, Sujit Choudhry. In that workshop hosted by several Ukraine think tanks, were discussions about the challenges faced by the system currently.
Choudhry said that it was evident that there was instability in the democratization in Ukraine, which has been facilitated by the legislature electoral systems, presidency power concentration, and weal political parties, among other factors. Choudhry was a participant in the roundtable together with other experts such as Sumit Bisarya, Sergyi Holovatyi, Vladimir Vasilenko, Victor Musiaka, and Ihor Koliushko (prnewswire.com). These being knowledgeable people on the matter of discussion, their input was very vital.
Sujit Choudhry also talked about the inclusion of the transition democracies in decisions of constitution-making, which have been the recent wave sweeping across countries. In this matter, he said that it was necessary for the sitting constitutional thought leaders to have a discussion on policy-based options which were to back up the constitutional reforms process (https://works.bepress.com/sujit_choudhry/), this being a topic of interest, collecting case studies and articles to be used by the constitution-making experts in the information assembly is part of the process.
In the Center of Constitutional Transitions, mobilizing and generating knowledge important for constitution building is one of its responsibility. It does assemble and lead international experts who produce policy options which are evidence-based. Moreover, thy help in agenda-setting research and also in decision making. The Center works together with NGOs, think tanks, and multilateral organizations, who make contributions in each stage of the center’s work. The center works with field-experiences scholars and practioners experts who come from over 25 countries and aid in solving related issues in the countries. It’s through their sharing and contribution that the Center has been successful.
Sujit is a constitutional law expert who has made lectures in several countries globally, as well as advised and assisted countries in the constitution making process. He is a law professor in Berkeley’s School of Law of the University of California (blogs.law.nyu.edu).
He was born in 1970. he attended Oxford University for his Bachelors of law and masters from Harvard University. He is very knowledgeable in the field of law. Check law.nyu.edu.
Recently, Sujit Choudhry joined some of the top experts in the world in Kiev, Ukraine to discuss the semi-presidential system of government in Ukraine along with some of the changes their constitution will undergo. Choudhry is a successful law professor at the University of California Berkley. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He is very knowledgeable in government affairs.
The Center of Policy and Legal Reform was the host of this meeting. The International IDEA, a world wide governmental organization that supports democracy, was also a host of this workshop. All these experts met with one thing in mind: Improving Ukraine government. Choudhry himself was very into the meeting. He was quoted as saying, “It was a privilege to meet with some of the top researchers and constitutional experts.” Choudhry acknowledge that the Ukraine democracy has been quite unstable for sometime. The more than twenty year failure is the result of weak political parties, and the separation of powers between the Prime Minister and President.
A successful lawyer, Sujit Choudhry has an amazing resume. He holds law degrees from from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard. He has served as Dean at Berkley School of Law. (http://www.law.nyu.edu/news/choudhry_award). Throughout his career he has worked as the the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University and also served as the scholl chair at the University of Toronto. His knowledge of both law and politics have earned him respect across the world. He has spoken in more than twenty countries including Egypt,South Africa, Nepal and Sri Lanka (constitutionaltransitions.org).
As of today, Choudhry has published nearly one-hundred articles. This list includes, but is not limited to, The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, Constitution Making and The Migration of Constitutional Ideas. Click medium.com for related reading. Some of his other notable accomplishments include being the Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions and co-leading several global collaborative research projects. Suit Choudhry clearly has made an amazing impact on the world of law and politics. With his amazing track record, he is sure to continue making his presence felt for many more years to come (iconnectblog.com).