Sujit Choudhry‘s Report on the Decay in Constitutional Democracy in Poland

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a constitutional expert and advisor who serve as a dean at the University of California, Berkeley- school of law. He is also the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law who is recognized for his competence in politics and constitutional law. He has experience of over two decades and has lectured universities in more than 12 countries regarding the constitutional law. Again, he also serves as the director of Center for Constitutional Transitions which is responsible for the gathering of global network of experts who facilitate research.

Sujit Choudhry has been widely involved in the formulation of constitutions in various countries in the world thus gaining global recognition. Also, as a constitutional advisor, some of the countries that he has helped come up with constitutions include Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Yemen. Moreover, as an expert of law, he has been in the forefront of promoting public dialogue and expounding on the technical reports among many other duties.

Deterioration of Constitutional Democracy in Poland

Sujit Choudhry expertise on the comparative law and politics has seen him even write a book known as the “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis”. In his book he discusses the political climates that are engulfing the country where he points out issues on the constitutions. In his chapter he also writes regarding the media which mentions on the deterioration of the constitutional democracy that includes the presidency.

Again, Choudhry believes that the democracy has been affected by a form of cold war where he gives an example of Poland’s law, ( He refers to the government as having disregarded the constitutional democracy so as to guarantee victory in all the future elections. Further, following the failure of the constitutional democracy in Poland has also led to the questionable functionality of the constitutional court as well. Sujit terms the duo as “La Suite Polonais” which depicts the their unity of purpose in their operations.

Furthermore, Sujit outlines clearly on how the Polish government manipulated the governing constitution and systems in order to have their way into power. He adds that the constitutional tribunal was marked by a long period of more than 12 months of unequal paces of activities. Besides, Sujit mentions that the threat to constitutional democracy has been brought about by ignoring the steps of having an over haul in the system instead of the mere solution to have an interim president (

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