Sujit Choudhry works at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law as the Director for Constitutional Transitions. He is also the professor of law at this institution. On July 10th, Sujit Choudhry teamed up with constitutional experts in Kiev, Ukraine to discuss the country’s legal challenges and its semi-presidential system of government. The forum was hosted by the International IDEA, an intergovernmental organization that advocates for sustainable democracy, and Ukraine’s major think tank, the Center of Policy and Legal Reform. They met in Kiev to discuss how they could streamline Ukraine’s system of governance. Relevant article here.
Sujit Choudhry felt privileged to meet some of the top constitutional experts and researchers in Kiev, Ukraine. For the past two decades, Ukraine’s democratization has been unstable due to weak political parties, the concentration of power in the presidency, and poor electoral systems. Sujit teamed up with Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University and Sumit Bisarya of the International IDEA. Roundtable participants included the advisor to the President of Ukraine, a representative of Ukraine on UN Human Rights Council, and a representative of the Constitutional Commission of Ukraine. Besides his role as an advisor to constitutional reform, Choudhry has lectured in over twenty universities across the world. Additional article on medium.com.
About Sujit Choudhry
Mr. Choudhry is a professor of law at the University of California. Over time, he has become a globally recognized authority on issues related to comparative constitutional law. As an advisor to the constitutional building process, Sujit has in-depth experience in law. He spearheaded constitutional reform in countries such as Tunisia, Nepal, Ukraine, Egypt, Sri Lanka, and Libya. Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for added details.
Professor Choudhry currently serves on the board of the Center for Constitutional Transitions as the Director. Here, he assembles and leads international networks of constitutional experts to generate and mobilize knowledge in support of constitutional building process. He works with a global network of multilateral organizations to produce evidence-based policy options for researchers and decision-makers. Professor Choudhry has also authored over ninety articles, reports, and book chapters. He serves as a member of the executive committee of organizations such as the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, and the International Society of Public Law. To read about his exemplary achievements, check law.nyu.edu.
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