The collaborative, democracy promoting organization, the Center for Constitutional Transitions founder and director Sujut Choudhry spoke at a round table discussion about the future of the Ukrainian government this past summer.
As part of their global efforts, the Center works with leading international authorities, think tanks, non governmental organizations and multilateral organizations.
At the Kiev, Ukraine meeting, the discussion was focused on the transitional quasi-presidential government that is currently running the country.
Hosted by the the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and Ukraine’s Center of Policy and Legal Reform think tank, experts from both agencies met to discuss the future direction of the Ukrainian government.
Noting the several decades of instability that the Ukrainian government has undergone, Sujit Choudhry commented that it was a privilege to participate with the constitutional experts and researchers adding his concerns about the country’s instabilities stemming from lack of clarity in the division of powers between the President and the Prime Minister, the imbalance in power distribution creating a super executive branch, the lack of strong political parties and the current electoral system.
Other participants included Thomas Sidelius representing Dalarna University and Sumit Bisarya on behalf of International IDEA.
The University of California Berkeley School of Law I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law, is recognized as a global expert in the field of constitutional law. Sujit Choudhry has additionally lectured in nearly 25 countries, serving in an advisory capacity in constitution creation across the globe. More to read on blogs.law.nyu.edu.
Sujit Choudhry’s “Constitution Making” collection of scholarly contributions and supporting cases preceded his attendance at the Ukraine round table conference.
Noting the increase in constitutionally-based decision making globally, Choudhry stresses the importance of [today’s] democracy creating experts to join efforts in discussions of evidence-based decisions when engaging in constitution formation. Read inspirery.com.
Constitutional expert and advisor and founder and director of the Center for Constitutional transitions, Sujit Choudhry earned his LL.B from the University of Toronto and his LL.M from Harvard School of Law.
A former law clerk to Honorable Antonio Lamer, Chief Justice of Canada’s Supreme Court, Choudhry has also served as an associate professor at University of Toronto and a visiting professor at New York University School of Law.
Today Choudhry sits as I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. Connect with the professor on twitter.com.
Read blogs on https://www.linkedin.com/in/sujit-choudhry-738656100