Sujit Choudhry Lends His Expertise On The Ukranian Constitution

Sujit Choudhry is one of the foremost experts on constitutional transitions internationally. As such, a recent high-level workshop in Kiev, Ukraine, included him among the panel of experts that convened in order to discuss the constitutional challenges that are presently being faced in that country. The hosts of this event included some of the major think tanks in that nation such as their institute for democracy and another center that is focused on legal reform. There were other international experts invited to express their views on what could be done to reform Ukraine’s constitution as well.

At this workshop Sujit Choudhry said that in Ukraine democracy has been unstable. The issue, as he and other constitutional experts see it, is that far too much power is concentrated in the hands of the president. Other major issues are that the electoral system for the legislature is inadequate and the nation’s political parties to this date have been weak and ineffective.

Over the course of his professional career, Sujit Choudhry has lectured to students in nations around the world. He has also served as a constitutional process advisor to multiple nations facing the prospect of coming up with a new constitution such as Libya, Egypt, Syria, and several others.  Read about his exemplary achievements, click on law.nyu.edu.

Additionally, he has written a number of textbooks that are used in universities across the United States to teach law students how constitutions should be created, and what they should include, using evidence-based research.  To learn more about his published work, check indiawest.com.

For almost 20 years Sujit Choudhry has been teaching university students about the constitution. He has taught at the New York University School of Law, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and at the Berkeley campus of the University of California – School of Law. Prior to this he spent a year as a law clerk to one of the chief justices on the Supreme Court of Canada.  Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for a related article.

In 2012 Choudhry established the Center for Constitutional Transitions. This is an international organization that brings together the top minds in constitutional law. By working together the use an evidence-based approach to develop constitutional research that can be used by decision-makers to formulate their approach to constitutional matters.  For updates on his recent timeline activities, hit this.

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