On July 10th, Sujit Choudhry, who is a constitutional expert joined other experts in Kiev to discuss on the way forward of the Ukraine Government. The conference brought together many legal experts, and they all acknowledged that Ukraine’s democracy has been unstable over the years.
Some of the notable attendees were Vladimir Vasilenko who is the Ukraine Representative for Human Rights, Sumit Bisarya of International IDEA and Viktor Musiaka who is the president representative in the Supreme Court. They pointed out how Ukraine’s concentration of the president’s power and the legislature were among the contributing factors of the instability.
The selection process was comprehensive, and the participants were carefully picked out because they had vast knowledge concerning such matters. For example, Sujit Choudhry has had the chance over the years to be an advisor on issues regarding the constitution all over the world.
Sujit Choudhry in this meeting pointed out the need for the rest of the experts to support the process of constitutional reform as they seek workable options. To read more about his views, check this link on iconnectblog.com.
For Sujit, he touched on the importance of using case studies to come up with conclusive information on the proper constitution-making process.
Sujit is the Director in charge of the Center for Constitutional Transitions which is involved in providing knowledge that is geared towards building the constitution. The center has partnered with various organizations such as NGOs that help in finding evidence-based options globally. It has experts from over 25 countries who bring in different sets of information based on their experience.
For Sujit Choudhry, he is widely known for his contributions to comparative law and politics. According to blogs.law.nyu.edu, he has been an advisor for different countries such as Egypt, South Africa, and Nepal. He holds a Master of Laws from Harvard, a Bachelor of Law from Toronto and Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University. One of his achievements is that he has over ninety article publications, reports, and book chapters. To read more about his published work, click this.
The Professor has been on the forefront of conducting dialogue sessions with civil society groups as well as other stakeholders. He has also been involved in training bureaucrats and civil servants. Over the years, he has been part of the World Bank Institute as a consultant. More to read on constitutionaltransitions.org.
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