Constitution and Sujit Choudhry

On July 10, Sujit Choudhry, Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, joined other constitutional experts from around the world in a discussion about the semi-presidential system of the Ukraine government. Some of these leading experts included Thomas Sidelius of Delma University and Ukraine representative of human rights Vladimir Vasilenko. Included in the assembly were experts from 25 countries around the world. The group included Ukraine-based organization Institute for Democracy and Electorate Assistance.

For his part, Sujit Choudhry was very open about his opinion that that democratic system as a whole is very unstable in Ukraine right now. At the discussion on constitutional experts, Choudhry extensively discussed transitional democracies in constitutional making decisions. He said there needs to be further discussion to enhance the constitutional options. Girded with a vast constitutional expertise, Choudhry has extensively lectured on the constitutional process around the globe. As mentioned, he is the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. In this position, he is leading the charge to worldwide constitutional scholarship. It does this by instigating, encouraging, and driving international thinks tanks in the area. Currently, in addition to the expert discussion going on in Ukraine, he is also leading three other international initiatives.  Additional article on

Sujit Choudhry began his adult life by studying law at the Harvard School of Law, graduating with a Masters in Law degree. He also serves as the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley Law School. He is today one of the most respected authorities in the world on all matters of law and constitution.

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Other than his very busy worldwide lecturing schedule, he has also served as an advisor in Nepal, Libya, Egypt, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, and South Africa. In addition, Choudhry is also the author of a number of articles, books, papers, and reports.

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