On July 10th in Kiev, Sujit Choudhry, Director of the Centre for Constitutional Transitions, joined the top constitutional experts, such as representative of Center for Policy and Legal Reform Ihor Koliushko , Vladimir Valsilenko Ukraine’s representative on Human Rights’, Supreme Court president representative Viktor Musiaka, Sumit Bisarya of International IDEA, the president’s advisor, Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University and a member of the constitutional commission of Ukraine Sergyi Holovatyi, to discuss the semi-presidential system of the Ukraine government. The people mentioned above are experts when it comes to the subject matter, and Sujit Choudhry did mention that he was privileged to have have the experts at the round table to discuss executive powers.
Sujit Choudhry mentioned the recent involvement of the transitional democracies when it came to constitutional making decisions. He also mentioned the instability in the democratization in the Ukraine is caused by the legislature electoral system, political parties that are weak, and the concentration of the presidency power just to name a few.
Choudhry did mention a few ideas that would help stabilize Ukraine’s democratization.For instance, the leaders in the current constitution to gather and discuss policy based options to support the reform process of the constitution.
Sujit Choudhry has served various countries as the constitutional process Advisor all around the globe and his book “Constitutional Making” has academic contributions and classic articles that are centred on Constitutional Laws and is accompanied with case studies. This particular topic on constitution making is a topic that interests many scholars and they use it to gather information evidently on the subject.
Sujit Choudhry is the Founding Director of the Centre for Constitutional Transitions, that creates knowledge in support of constitution building as they assemble and lead international networks of experts such as NGOs’, think tanks and global network of multilateral organizations from over 25 countries. All the partners in the organization are experienced experts and scholars in this field who came together to share ideas and solve security and democratic hurdles faced by various countries. They also help in every stage on work done by the The Centre of Constitutional Transitions. The organization assists in publication, workshops and conferences, dissemination of outputs of research and project conceptualization.
Mr. Choudhry is an internationally recognized authority when it comes to constitutional law and politics and at the University of California, Berkeley-School of Law. He is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law. He is an advisor to several constitutional building processes around the world such as Sri Lanka, Egypt, Ukraine, Libya, Tunisia, South Africa, just to name a few. Sujit Choudhry has worked at the University of Toronto as the School Chair, and at the New York University as the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law. He holds law degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and Toronto. Professor Choudhry is a Rhodes Scholar and also worked in the Supreme Court of Canada as Chief Justice Antonio Lamer’s law clerk. Related articles on blogs.law.nyu.edu.
Sujit Choudhry has published several books, reports, book chapters and working papers. Some of his books are; Constitution Making (Edward Elgar, 2016), The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 2006),Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation? (Oxford, 2008) and The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford, 2016). To read more about his published work, hit on indiawest.com.
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Sujit Choudhry is a member of the editorial Board of the Constitutional Court Review, International Advisory Council of the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) and an Honorary Member of the Advisory Council on the Indian Constitutional Law Review. To read more about the professor, check this useful link.