The Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry, recently attended a workshop in Kiev. Along with other experts on constitutional matters he was there to discuss the Ukraine government’s constitution and how to address its deficiencies. Democracy in Ukraine is not stable. The reasons for this vary but the main one, the attendees agreed, is that far too much power is concentrated in the presidency. Other issues include weak political parties and a legislature electoral system that needs to be overhauled.
Some of the other attendees along with Sujit Choudhry were Sumit Bisarya, from International IDEA, and Thomas Sidelius who is a professor at Dalarna University. A Ukranian human rights representative also attended, as well as one of the country’s constitutional commission members. Everyone that was involved had deep knowledge of the matter at hand and offered very good views on how to fix the constitutional issues Ukraine faces. While attending this workshop Sujit Choudhry released “Constitutional Making” which is a book consisting of case studies, articles on Constitutional Law, and the contributions of academics. For this published work, check indiawest.com.
The Center for Constitutional Transitions that Sujit Choudhry heads is an organization that creates and distributes knowledge in regards to constitution building. Learn about his impressive achievements, hit law.nyu.edu. He has built a global network of constitutional authorities who, by working together, publish evidence-based policy options. This research helps decision makers who need to make informed choices when it comes to creating or modifying a nation’s constitution. To read more of his views, click on iconnectblog.com.
Sujit Choudhry is a professor who has taught at a few universities, including his present position holding the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law Position at The University of California’s campus in Berkeley. Beyond teaching about constitutional law he has also served as an advisor to decision makers in several countries. Among these countries are Jordan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Egypt, and Yemen. Hit on works.bepress.com for a related article.
As one of the foremost authorities on constitutional matters, Sujit Choudhry has been invited to speak and lecture throughout the world. To date he has done so in more than 24 different nations. Under his leadership the Center for Constitutional Transitions also has partnered with experts in over 25 nations. For his timeline activity updates, hop over to crunchbase.com.
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