Why Ukraine Needed Sujit in their Constitution-Making Process


On 10th of July 2017, a team of constitution experts met in Kiev, Ukraine to discuss the semi-Presidential system of Ukraine government. The team consisted of world’s elite constitutional experts led by Sujit Choudhry. According to Sujit, the semi-presidential system remains weak. Presidential powers, weak political parties, and the legislature electoral are some of the key features that made Ukraine unstable. Prominent policy institutes including an International Institute for Democracy and Electorate Assistance and the Center for Policy and Legal Reform among others hosted the workshop.

During the seminar, a team of lawmakers with a clear understanding of the subject as well as the challenges facing the country joined Mr. Choudhry. Among these people was Thomas Sidelius of Dalama University, Ukraine’s representative on human rights Vladamir Vasilenko, the President of Supreme Court Victor Musiaka among others. Sujit has a reputation of helping countries faced with constitutional crises around the world. He has a collection of academic contributions and articles related to law, case study, and constitution. The collection is titled Sujit Choudhry’s “Constitution Making.”

The Ukraine’s Center for Constitution ensures there is information required for constitution making. The institution utilizes the international network of experts who come up with evidence-based policies concerning the constitution. The body assists the constitution-making team with all the relevant information needed in making decisions. The efficiency of the institution relies on the experience of the experts picked from over 25 countries around the globe.  Additional article on works.bepress.com

About Sujit

Sujit Choudhry is famous for his authority on comparative constitutional law. He is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Sujit uses his research skills to come up with solid ideas vital in the process of constitutional making. Professor Sujit has in the past worked with various countries and helped them to come up with the constitution. These countries include Egypt, Nepal, Tunisia, South Africa, and Ukraine.  Related reading here

With reference from en.wikipedia.org , Sujit is the current director of the Center of Constitutional Transitions. Professor Sujit is also the first Indian American dean at the University of California. Throughout his career, He has published various publications among them journals, articles, and books.  For added reference, check on papers.ssrn.com.

Read more about his advisory works here on http://sujitchoudhry.com/advisory-work/


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