Mr. Sujit Choudhry was invited to be a member of a panel in Ukraine that discussed constitutional issues in that fledgling democracy. Ukraine achieved its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, following the USSR’s collapse. Since then, the country has faced challenges and changes to its constitutions as the former communist nation adapts to democracy and constitutional rule.
Sujit Choudhry was a speaker at the semi-presidentialism round table in Kiev, Ukraine. He was invited because of his vast experience in writing, shaping and studying constitutions of countries across the world. Mr. Sujit Choudhry is especially proficient and knowledgeable on constitutions that are undergoing changes such as in Ukraine right now. The country saw a violent coup that saw its government overthrown and its constitution changed yet again.
Of discussion at the semi-presidentalism round table which took place in June, was how Ukraine’s split executive power affects the rule of law in the nation. Executive power is split between the president and the prime minister which many experts believe hampers the ability of the executives to really govern efficiently. It can lead to deadlock and inefficiency.
Sujit Choudhry has previously helped in laying out Ukraine’s constitution and he was brought in along with other constitutional experts from around the world to identify problems in Ukraine’s current constitutional system. He along with Ukrainian and foreign colleagues were tasked with offering solutions on how Ukraine can create a more efficient, democratic and stable rule of law through amendments in the nation’s constitutional framework. More to read on en.wikipedia.org.
According to blogs.law.nyu.edu, Mr. Sujit Choudhry is the founder of and director of The Center For Constitutional Transitions. This organization collects and disseminates information about constitutional law, especially when it applies to cases of constitutional transitions. It also brings together constitutional law experts and crafters such as Sujit Choudhry together to come up with solutions to constitutional law and transition problems. To read his point of view on certain issue, click activistpost.com.
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In addition to his work with The Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry has co-authored an extensive book on constitutional law, transitions and case studies. The book is called Constitution Making and it is considered to be a scholarly and authoritative source when it comes to constitutional creation and transitions for nations. Check constitutionaltransitions.org.
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Sujit Choudhry indicates in an interview with CEOCFO Magazine that the center for constitutional transitions generates and mobilizes knowledge in support of the constitution. The organization concentrates on assembling and leading international networks of experts who produce evidence based on policy options for making decisions. Partnering with a global network of multilateral organizations and NGOs, they have worked with more than 50 experts from 25 countries. Sujit Choudhry founded the organization due to the significant number of questions that arise during transition of the constitution. The issues raised were once which there was outdated or incomplete or non-existing information. Since lack of adequate information hinders the effectiveness of constitutional advice, the organization was formed to bridge such gaps.
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Sujit Choudhry told the magazine that as an immigrant with law degrees in three countries, he navigated new and legal political environments during his life. Since every country practices different issues, stakeholders and histories, the knowledge he acquired in law have enabled him to succeed. As a scholar in comparative constitutional law, Sujit Choudhry notes that the world is facing the greatest global challenge since second war. The problem on liberal democratic constitutionalism arose from the puncture of the myth of American exceptionalism. The situation in America is similar to what happened in constitutional democracies under stress in the world. He advised that it is crucial for America to learn from the success and failures of other nations.
When asked to share his challenges and rewards while working with people of different culture, Choudhry noted that listening and being responsive on the ground is important. His vision over time has been not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. He noted that the country needs organizations that host the most important constitutional case laws from around the world. He also stated that bringing together experts from around the world was one of his many accomplishments. For the full interview, click this.
About Sujit Choudhry
Sujit Choudhry is the professor of law at the University of California, refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for related article. He is an internationally recognized authority on comparative law and politics. He combined many research agendas with in-depth experience as an advisor in countries such as Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, Sri Lanka Ukraine, Jordan, and Nepal. Sujit Choudhry is the director of the center for constitutional transitions.
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Comparative law is a study of law that has been attracting more and more scholars over the years due to the fact that it analyzes the legal systems across different countries as well as the legal systems across time. Comparative law has been growing over the past 300 years as the cost of transportation has decreased and as it become more popular to travel around the world and to experience different cultures. The goal of comparative law it to not only analyze what has worked in the different legal systems, but also the goal is to analyze what has not worked within the many different legal systems. The end goal of this area of study is to find a way to create a legal system that can be used globally and that can promote the well being of each and every citizen no matter their country or their culture.
Of the many scholars that have dedicated their life to the study of comparative law, one individual in particular stands out due to his charisma when it comes to law as well as due to his excellent and inspiring research. This individual is Sujit Choudhry, a professor of law and a researcher who has been able to attract hundreds of students of the years to study under him and to learn more about his research. More about Sujit on fundacity.com. Sujit Choudhry first fell in love with comparative law when he first moved from India to Canada. With the transition, he analyzed the different legal systems and the effectiveness of each legal system. Know his insight on things around his area of focus, check this “five-questions with Sujit” interview on iconnectblog.com.
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Sujit Choudhry is an individual who has worked hard to where he is today. For contact info, hit on bizjournals.com. Though his parents were well off and enabled him to receive an excellent education, Sujit Choudhry made sure that he worked hard in school and excelled in school. Sujit Choudhry excelled in school so much that he completed his law degree and started his own teaching career where he has been able to not only inspire his students, but also his peers. For future plans, Sujit Choudhry hopes that the results will be a legal system that will encourage globalization. For some extensive reading about Sujit, hit on en.wikipedia.org.
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