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Constitution and Sujit Choudhry

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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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Sujit Choudhry Meets with Ukraine Government Focused Consortium to Brainstorm Democracy, Constitution Creation

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Sujit Choudhry, director and founder of the Center for Constitutional Transitions met with members of the Ukrainian government and global think tank and policy experts to discuss challenges facing the interim government of Ukraine.

The government continues to face a number of challenges deriving from unclear separation of powers in the executive branches, a problematic electoral system, ineffective political parties and an unequal division of power between the branches of government.

During the workshop, which took place in Kiev during July, 2017, the team concentrated on issues related to the current semi-presidential system and the imbalanced executive privileges.

Other issues discussed involved current and ongoing constitutional difficulties that the Ukrainian government has been experiencing.

The meeting in Ukraine is part of what Sujit Choudhry has referred to as a recent wave of activity in constitution drafting and democracy transitions.

Composed of delegates from International IDEA, members of the Ukraine government and think tanks within the country, attendees included Sumit Bisarya, Sergyi Holovatyi, Vladimir Vasilenko, Ihor Koliushko and Viktor Musiaka.

Describing the meeting, Sujit Choudhry stated that it was an honor to have been part of the constitution discussions (

The Center for Constitutional Transitions works globally with policymakers and representatives from Non Governmental Entities (NGOs), think tanks and multilateral organizations to draft evidence-based constitutions, promoting democracy worldwide.

Using workshops, publications and conferences, Choudhry’s organization promotes project conceptualization and dissemination of their research findings.  Additional article on

Utilizing a network of experts from more than 25 countries, the Center for Constitutional Transitions is able to assist in a wide range of challenges that can occur in democracy promotion and constitution creation.

About Sujit Choudhry

Author of “Constitution Making,” a collection of scholarly writings and other publications, Sujit Choudhry serves as the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law.

Known for his substantial activity in government, after earning his Bachelor of Arts in Law from Oxford University and his LL.B. from the University of Toronto, Choudhry served as the Law Clerk for the now retired Canadian Supreme Court Justice Antonio Lamer.

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Choudhry has also held teaching positions at University of Toronto, New York University School of Law and University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

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Why is Sujit Choudry in Kiev?

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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.

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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 for more reading.   He is a prolific academic writer who has published more than 90 reports, articles, book chapters and papers. Click on for the latest article written by Sujit.

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Transition And The Constitutional Way

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It’s in man’s nature to become better than he is.

Tomorrow, each person alive sees a great future, a great amount of opportunity and a great peace for all to know or experience. But not everyone gets a chance to actually see these things come to fruition. There needs to be a common practice and for getting the things we need most to exist in life.

For Sujit Choudhry, who is the most prominent figure today for transition, getting a nation to adopt the constitutional way is his only way of life. It consists of a basic set of knowledge that took him years to develop and more time to master. But in the short years of Sujit’s life, he accomplished a lot. Read this important interview of Sujit on

No Nation Got There Alone

From getting nations into a world of equality to supporting the needs of education, there’s no shortage of what Sujit has contributed. The fact is, no nation, which we find prominent today get there alone. It’s all been an uphill battle and for equality. This might lead you to better understand what’s actually needed in transition.   Check how Sujit analyzes a current issue, hit

The first step is to have a goal in mind.

Every country that has a great amount of growth requires, wants and aspires to something. This aspiration is the heart of transition. Once the objective is laid, then the best step is to look into other nations and to make a simple comparison. This is the basis for what’s called comparative constitutional law.

Comparative Law and It’s Need In Society

As societies expand, their expansion is commonly based on a few guiding ideals.

We find those principals in the constitutional makeup of various countries and nations. Among that information, we find what is most likely to work and the things that have no chance if given it. When that information is acquired, a unique perspective is comes.

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Through perspective, we develop the right and wrong answers for how a developing group of people will expand. These outcomes often vary. Therefore, extensive study and research goes into each project. This method is the foundation of professionals within Sujit’s league of work.  For a closer look at Sujit’s profile, check on

These professionals are highly ambitious and simply understand the need for change.

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The Next Big Planetary Wave

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The world is slowly opening its eyes.

It’s becoming more and more clear that things have to change. The ideals we held as perfect and necessary are now looking bleak. And we have a larger society with more and more educated people in it. This is power in the hands of those willing to make a real impact. And that power is further extended by the work of transition.

It’s the name of Sujit Choudhry who leads the world and within the field of transition as in our prior example. Transition is not as simple as it sounds however. Transition is not only going from one condition to another. It also means world powers and their development. This type of development and growth is unique however.

What is required is a determined set of work done in the field of comparative law.

A Closer Look At The World’s Nations

Each nation has a developed or developing group of ideals that holds those same nations accountable. For example, many nations implement a constitution and in order to govern how their governments grow, act or behave. This lets us get a better look at what a constitution truly is and how the identity of a country results from it.

But when comparative constitutional law is brought into the picture, what we see instead is a practice the leads any developing nation into a better standing as a world power. This is the work that Sujit Choudhry has done best. For more of Sujit, check on  The work history is extensive and solely due to a life-long practice and a commitment to education. For insights and views of Sujit, click

Where Humanity Has Come Up Short

But you might wonder why any of this is even necessary.

The fact is, humanity remains standing and in a place of growth. But it’s short of its intended goal with government and social behavior in whole. Segregation continues to exist. Those who have different sexual preferences are still looked upon with hatred and have difficult lives that they live.

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This is true and clear in our society today as it was in the past. Because we’ve grown with a central message that none of these are currently the state of things, it’s only prevalent that we acknowledge them now and to hold ourselves accountable. So let us thank Sujit Choudhry for making that all possible for our modern world and times.  Read this recently written article of Sujit on

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Sujit Choudhry – Leading Figure in the Field of Comparative Law

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Comparative law is a branch of law that studies the differences and similarities between the laws and legal systems practiced worldwide. It is these differences as well as similarities that help in forming a platform on which the international transactions, as well as relationships, are built. Sujit Choudhry is regarded as one of the prominent names in the field of law who has made a tremendous contribution in spreading the importance of comparative law worldwide.

Not only that, Sujit Choudhry along with other leading pioneers in the field of law has co-founded one of the leading institutions of comparative law, namely Center for Constitutional Transitions. The institution’s research as well as engages in finding legal solutions with the help of comparative law and also helps in propagating the importance of comparative law in today’s society worldwide.

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As the legal system needs to be continually updated due to the rapid transformation the world is going through, it is important to have a branch of law that acts as a bridge to make that transition. And, it is the role that Comparative law has the potential of playing, and has helped in diffusing the tension in many conflicts stricken regions across the globe in a constitutional and peaceful manner.

Sujit Choudhry has written a popular book in the field of law such as The Migration of Constitutional Ideas and Constitution Making.  For a recently written article of Sujit, click   Presently, Sujit Choudhry is busy with three international projects that he is working on in the field of law in collaboration with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Sujit Choudhry is on the editorial and advisory board of Constitutional Court Review and Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law.  Check for a related article.

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Moreover, Sujit Choudhry has also played a pivotal role as the foreign constitutional expert during the formulation as well as constitutional amendment process of countries like Libya, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, and South Africa. Sujit Choudhry is a professor of law at the University of California – Berkeley School of Law, and has also worked in the past as the professor of law at New York Law School. He has studied law from Toronto University, Harvard Law School, and the Oxford University.  Additional article on

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