World renowned constitutional law expert, Sujit Choudry attended a critical international workshop in Kiev. The workshop was to discuss struggles with constitutional instability in the Ukraine. The Ukraine has a semi-presidential system of government.
On July 10, 2017, several constitutional law scholars convened to assess and discuss strategies to help stabilize the fledgling democracy in Ukraine. Since the fall of communism more than 20 years ago, the country has faced many struggles as it worked to function as a democratic government. Ukraine’s Center for Policy and Legal Reform, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, or International IDEA hosted the think tank. One of the most qualified people in the world for this situation is Sujit Choudry.
The democracy in Ukraine has been extremely unstable for many reasons. For a strong democracy, a strong separation of powers is needed. In addition, the electoral system is not designed well enough to provide the necessary checks and balances that facilitate a sustainable constitution. Even within the executive branch there is insufficient separation of powers between the president and the prime minister. Strategies to improve the situation were recommended. Constitutional law experts continue to monitor this situation.
The Center for Constitutional Transitions, founded by Sujit Choudhry, strives to generate and mobilize information that supports the constitution building process. Sujit Choudhry’s organization has brought more than 50 experts to assist more than 25 countries around the world with their constitution building activities. Additional article to read on this link.
Sujit Choudry is a Rhodes Scholar with law degrees from Harvard, Toronto and Oxford. He is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. His unique blend of in-depth field experience and wide-ranging research makes him an ideal advisor to the process of constitution building. Related article on law.nyu.edu.
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Professor Choudry travels to countries around the world to assist in the constitution building process. He has worked with Jordan, Egypt,Tunisia, Nepal, Libya, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine. Refer to en.wikipedia.org for more reading. He is a prolific academic writer who has published more than 90 reports, articles, book chapters and papers. Click on activistpost.com for the latest article written by Sujit.
Read this law blog about Sujit on http://thereisnoconsensus.com/sujit-choudhry-proponent-peace-constitutional-law/