A team of constitutional experts met in Kiev in July to discuss Ukraine’s system of government. Among the experts were Center for Constitutional Transitions director, Sujit Choudhry, Ukraine’s human rights representative, Vladimir Vasilenko, and Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University among other dignitaries. The workshop was hosted by a number of governmental and non-governmental organizations in Ukraine. The team discussed the challenges that Ukraine is facing because of its system of government.

According to Sujit Choudhry, the challenges faced are due to unstable democratization in the country, which is caused by a number of factors including the fact that the president has too much power and the political parties are weak and cannot challenge the government. He advised that the constitution of the country should be reformed to make the system of government more democratic in order to improve its stability. Sujit Choudhry is an authority on matters to do with constitutional affairs and democracy, and that is why he was called upon to give his insights at the workshop.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a champion of policy-based constitution building and has been an adviser in the constitution making processes of several countries around the world. Some of these include Nepal, Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa, Yemen and Sri Lanka among others. He also gives lectures to the thought leaders in various countries to provide them with guidance on the formulation of policies. More to read on constitutionaltransitions.org.  Professor Sujit has published several books on constitution design and these are used by both students and experts in the field of law.

Read blogs and update with his timeline activities, visit his page here.

Through the Center of Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry carries out research on the laws and policies of different jurisdictions and uses the findings to educate law makers on constitution making. This makes it possible to come up with practical policies and better systems of government. Professor Choudhry is currently a professor at the University of California and uses this platform to educate more people on comparative law.  To keep updated with this recent work, click on researchgate.com.


Sujit Choudhry was happy to take part in the workshop to discuss Ukraine’s system of government. He hopes that his recommendations will be taken into consideration in order to make the country’s government stable. He takes pride in his work and believes that evidence-based law making is the way forward.  For Sujit’s contact info, hit bizjournals.com.

Take a peek at the list of his advisory work, visit http://sujitchoudhry.com/advisory-work/