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Sujit Choudhry, a Constitution Expert

Posted on August 31, 2017 in Law Specialist

 Sujit Choudhry together with a panel of top constitutional experts met in Kiev on July tenth to discuss some of the constitutional challenges faced by the government of Ukraine. Among the issues discussed by the panel include the semi-presidential system of the Ukraine government and the constitutional challenges that system is currently facing. According to Choudhry one of the major challenges Ukraine faces is the unstable democracy. The instability in democracy in Ukraine is as a result of the concentration of a lot of power at the highest office which is the presidency. In addition, there are a lot of loopholes in the electoral system, and the political parties are very weak.

The panel of experts in the discussion consisted of some notable figures with vast knowledge in matters related to constitution making, implementation, and interpretation. Sujit also has a lot of experience in issues related to the constitution having been a constitutional lecturer in several countries and has also served as a constitutional advisor to many countries around the globe. Sujit has contributed a lot in the field of constitutional making and has written a collection of academic papers and classical articles that revolve around constitutional law and case studies.

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In the discussion, Sujit also talked about the role of transitional democracies in constitution making. Sujit urged the Ukrainian leaders to advocate for constitutional reforms. One body that helps in the constitution making process is The Center of Constitutional Transitions which Choudhry is the founding Director.  Read related article on constitutionaltransitions.org.   The Center is involved in assembling and leading international networks of experts from more than 25 countries who share ideas, try solving many constitutional problems and barriers to democracy. The organization partners with global networks of multilateral agencies, NGOs, Universities and think tanks

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Sujit Choudhry was born in 1970 and holds a law degree from the University of Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard. Choudhry in his career journey once served the law clerk of The Supreme Court of Canada Chief justice Antonio Lamer.  For an update on his latest work, hit on researchgate.com.

Sujit Choudhry Currently is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at California University, Berkeley. Sujit has contributed to the constitution building process in many countries as an advisor such as Egypt, Jordan, Sri-Lanka, and Ukraine. Continue reading on en.wikipedia.org.

Learn more about him and his works, visit  http://sujitchoudhry.com/