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Sujit Choudhry on Constitutional Changes.

 The Director of Center for Constitutional Transition, Sujit Choudhry was among a team of constitutional experts discussing Ukrainian Constitution. They debated semi-presidential system and the challenges facing the legal system. Choudhry highlighted that democracy in Ukraine has not been stable because of the presidential power, electoral system, and weak political parties (

The workshop was hosted by Ukrainian think tanks, legal reform center and intergovernmental systems which support justifiable democracy worldwide. Choudhry joined by notable people who were experts in the constitution, and their contribution was valued. Sujit Choudhry has experience in advising various countries on constitution making process.  Choudhry has a book Constitutional containing a pool of classic articles, academic contributions and case studies on constitutional law.

Sujit Choudhry remarked the recent case of engrossment of transitional democracy in Ukrainian constitutional making evaluation. Sujit Choudhry suggested to leaders to evaluate policy-based decisions to support the changes in the constitution. The process of making a law is an area of interest to scholars who subject the topic to recent case studies to pull together information on the subject.

The Center of Constitutional Transition has been structured to generate and mobilize information that supports constitutional reforms achieved by combining experts who utilize policy options based on evidence. The organization then helps decision makers and their research agenda. The organization meets their goal with the help of think tanks, multilateral organizations, and NGOs who offer assistance at each stage of their work. The integration of experts from over 25 countries who share ideas to achieve democratic heights is what set the Center of Constitutional Transition to greater heights.

Sujit Choudhry is an expert in constitutional law and politics who is recognized internationally having offered his services to over 15 countries (  Professor Choudhry is an author having books, articles and working papers under his name where he addresses a wide array of issues in relevant constitutional law and democratic politics one such work is the Canadian constitution law where he has extensively written.  Check for more of his writings.

Choudhry has a position of Director in the Center for Constitutional Transitions where he currently leads three international collaborative research blueprints. Choudhry has many awards under his name from institutions who have acknowledged his work. Born in 1970, Choudhry has continued making positive impacts in Constitutional Law since attaining his masters in law at Harvard.

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Prof. Sujit Choudhry Shares His Insights regarding the Democratization Process in Ukraine

After the Ukrainians adapted the semi-presidential government system, some teething issues came up that required expert analysis and discussions. Local and international organizations that advocate for democracy came together and invited world’s greatest legal minds in a workshop that sought to look at how some of the issues would be ironed out. Some of the notable organizations that took part in the workshop included the center of policy and legal reform and the international institute for democracy and electorate assistance.

Keynote Address

Among the keynote speakers during the workshop was Prof. Sujit Choudhry, the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Others included Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University, Ukrainian Supreme Court’s Viktor Musiaka, and Ihor Koliushko of the Center for policy and legal reform. This shows the richness in law that the workshop had.

Prof. Sujit Choudhry was quick to note that Ukraine as a country is yet to embrace democracy as a whole; democratization in the country is weak and unstable. He supported his argument by giving examples of unstable constitutional institutions in the country that brought about this instability among them political parties, the electoral body, and the overly powerful presidency.

Constitutional reforms are not to be taken lightly in Sujit’s view. He told the workshop that the process must be led by well-thought-out policies. He explained that through his experience in constitutional making processes in transitional democracies, scholars must be ready to compare different case studies and legal articles so that they can eventually come up with a concrete constitution.   For added reference, click

About Prof. Sujit

Through The Center of Constitutional Transitions, Sujit brings together experts who bring policy-based legal contributions to the comparative law.   Related article on

Prof. Sujit Choudhry was sometimes back the dean at the University of California at Berkeley Law School. Now in his mid-40s, Prof. Sujit Choudhry has made contributions to constitutional making processes in many nations.

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Initially, Sujit thought he would be a biologist and had even pursued a bachelor degree in biology at McGill University. He was, however, to fall in love with law and decided to enroll for his LLB at the University of Oxford and later for his LLM at Harvard school of law. He is said to have been the best law student of his time.  Be updated with his blogs, visit him on his page.

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