Sujit Choudhry, the Brilliant Comparative Constitutional Law Expert

Ukraine’s semi-presidential system continues to elicit various views, especially from the constitutional experts. In an article published in the demonstrates the challenges the system presents to the democracy in the nation. The article covers the discussion by a panel of constitutional experts on the semi-presidential system adopted by the government of Ukraine. The discussion, which was headed by Sujit Choudhry, also discussed some of the constitutional challenges the country is facing a result of its presidential system. The workshop was hosted by major think tanks in Ukraine including The Centre of Policy and Legal Reforms, The International Institute for Democracy and Electorate Assistance, and Intergovernmental Agencies.

Sujit Choudhry appreciated the chance given to him to address the panel of experts and discuss with the constitutional issues. He also stated that democratization is not yet stable in Ukraine hence the need for such discussions. According to Sujit Choudhry, the concentrate presidential power was a big hindrance to the democratization efforts in the country. Other factors that were of great concern are the existing weak political parties in Ukraine and the system of legislature voting, which leads to instability in the country’s democracy. The panel of experts included Sumit Bisarya from the international IDEA and Thomas Sidelius from Dalama University. Other roundtable participants were main representatives of various constitutional stakeholders including the representatives of human rights and representative of the president in Supreme Court.   Read a note-worthy article on

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry was born in 1970 and holds masters in law from the prestigious Harvard school of law. Choudhry’s interest grew awhile studying biological studies at McGill University. He dropped his biological studies to pursue a bachelor of law at Oxford University and later proceeded for a Masters in law at the prestigious Harvard school of law. Since his graduation from the law school, Sujit Choudhry has continued to make a name for himself in constitutional law, earning himself a global reputation as a constitutional expert.  To read about his published work, check

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Choudhry who is the current director of the center for constitutional transitions also works as an I. Michael Heyman professor of Law at the University of California. He has also served as a consultant in the constitutional building process to countries such as Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Libya, Yemen, South Africa, Egypt, Nepal, Ukraine, and Jordan.  Related article on

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