Recently, a team of accomplished comparative constitutional law experts including Sujit Choudhry attended a workshop in Kiev, Ukraine to discuss the fall of communism in the country. Although things in the United States seems unstable these days, the situation in Ukraine is far much above the situation in the United States, and this called for the converging of top comparative law brains in the recent workshop.
The semi-presidentialism system of government in Ukraine was the major topic of discussion. It should be understood that the country has been in a constitutional turmoil since the fall of communism more than two decades ago. The workshop was organized by the Center for Policy and Legal Reform and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. These two organizations held the meeting to find ways of improving the government system in Ukraine.
In attendance was Sujit Choudhry, a comparative law authority, Viktor Musiaka, 1996Supreme Council representative. Sergyi Holovatyi, a member of Ukraine’s Constitutional Commission and Venice Commission, was also in attendance. Sumit Bisarya of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University was also present. With these top think tanks in presence, there is no doubt that great ideas were generated.
The Problem in Ukraine
The reason behind these brains converging in Ukraine is because the democratization process in Ukraine is unstable. A lot of power is concentrated on the presidency. Although there is also a prime minister, the presidency has more control than any other segment. This system has made it difficult to keep the country in check. As a result, corruption has become rampant, the electoral system is poorly designed, political parties are weak, and separation of power has become difficult. In a recent interview of Sujit, he shared his insight, head over to ceocfointerviews.com and read it.
Sujit Choudhry is a globally recognized comparative constitutional law authority. He has spoken in more than 20 countries and combines a broad range of research with his unmatched experience to help countries develop stable constitutions. Sujit has assisted in the constitution building of Nepal, Jordan, Libya, Ukraine, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Egypt. Check on Sujit recent timeline activities, hit crunchbase.com.
Sujit holds law degrees from Oxford, Toronto, and Harvard University. He is the founder of Center for Constitutional Transitions, an organization that mobilizes knowledge in support of constitution building experts. For his contact info, hop over to bizjournals.com.
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