Sujit Choudhry Speaks at Ukrainian Workshop for Constitutional Leaders

Sujit Choudhry is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as the Dean of the School of Law. Aside from being a distinguished author, he serves as a prominent advisor to the constitution-building processes, in a broad range of Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen. Check blogs.law.nyu.edu for related article.

Having published over 90 articles, Professor Sujit Choudhry’s research focuses on ideas such as transitioning to peaceful democratic politics, constitutional courts such as minority rights, and constitution building.  Hop over to works.bepress.com for additional article.

As the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry attended a July 10th workshop with constitutional leaders in Kiev to discuss the presidential system in the Ukrainian government and the challenges it faces. Choudhry would be joined alongside people like International IDEA Sumit Bisarya, Ukraine’s representative on Human Rights, Vladimir Vasilenko, Sergyi Holovatyi, a member of the constitutional commission of Ukraine, Viktor Musiaka a representative in Supreme Court, and Ihor and a former Member of Parliament and the president’s advisor.

It was hosted by a Ukrainian think tank International Institute for Democracy and Electorate Assistance (IDEA) which supports healthy democracies all over the world. Sujit Choudhry spoke there mentioning the importance in discussing these topics on cooperation and sustainability even pointing out the lack of democratization in Ukraine. He highlighted the electoral system and weak political parties as leading to this instability. Relevant article worth reading here.

Sujit Choudhry’s “constitutional Making,” provides a collection of academic contributions relevant to the workshop such as classic articles on case studies and constitutional law. Check indiawest.com.  Choudhry has provided lectures to a number of diverse countries and serve as their constitutional process advisor. Scholars have long been interested in the process of constitution making, what history has told us about it, and how to best assemble a democratic system free of corruption and greed. Hop over to crunchbase.com for his timeline activity update.

The Ukrainian workshop is a vital step in the long-sought process of cooperation because it allows for more than 25 countries to have discourse and share ideas in being able to tackle the many constitutional hurdles that face nations. This strengthens instability and ensure security in their hemispheres.

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