The Man Behind The Ukraine’s Constitutional Transition

For some time now, the Ukraine has been moving slowly towards the goal of becoming a western-style democracy. According to some authorities, there is still a long way to go.

The current wave of political change began with the so-called “Orange Revolution” in late 2004 and early 2005. This was a series of mostly-nonviolent protests carried out in response to an allegedly fraudulent election. This later led to the not-so-nonviolent Euromaidan Revolution of 2014, in which the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown and forced to flee to neighboring Russia.

Sujit Choudhry became involved in this process through a group of constitutional researchers and advisors known as the Center For Constitutional Transitions, which he leads as its director. This particular group has been involved in the constitutional affairs of 25 different countries since its founding. Sujit Choudhry is just one of many different scholars and experts that make up the CCT. The company aims to bring together as many top constitutional experts as possible, to offer assistance in the development of new democracies, such as the Ukraine.

On July 10, 2017, Sujit Choudhry took part in a meeting with a team of experts, regarding the state of the Ukraine’s transition into a constitutional democracy. Mr. Choudhry seems to be of the opinion that democratization in the Ukraine has proved to be less than stable. According to both Sujit Choudhry, and many of the other experts in attendance, the instability can be attributed to multiple factors. These include: a concentration of political power in the presidency, the structure of the electoral system itself, and the relative weakness of the various political parties. Mr Choudhry went on to say that there was a need for the current leadership to collect and discuss policy-based options that would facilitate the constitutional transition of the Ukraine.   For a better insight into his career choices, click inspirery.com.

Sujit Choudhry has been a constitutional advisor for over 20 years, and has worked with numerous countries under a wide variety of circumstances. Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for a related article.  His academic achievements include law degrees from Oxford, Harvard, and Toronto Universities. He currently serves as the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, where he became the first Indian-American to serve as a Dean at that university.

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Given the results that he has attained in so many other countries, we can only hope that Mr. Choudhry will be able to continue the pattern of excellence that has defined his career.  Continue reading on works.bepress.com for a related article.

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