Sujit Choudhry attended a constitutional workshop in Ukraine, where he was one of the honored speakers. Sujit Choudhry has shown that despite the issues brought up during the 2016 election, a smooth transition of power unfolded, proving the resilience of the United States Constitution and its power. The U.S. Constitution has become one of the highly respected documents of its type ever created. It has even become a framework for other countries who are seeking to transition to democratic governments. This is what Ukraine is facing, after years of struggling with Communism.
The workshop Sujit Choudhry attended was a few weeks ago and it mainly focused on the challenges faced by Ukraine. Other than Sujit Choudhry, dozens of constitutional law experts attended to give their views. A topic of interest was the system of government employed by Ukraine, which elects a president and prime minister to lead the country, leading to many constitutional challenges. The main issue was how to improve the government process in Ukraine. Those in attendance included members of the United Nations Human Rights council and members of the Center of Policy and Legal Reform, who also hosted the event. The Center of Policy and Legal Reform is a well-known Ukraine think tank.
The instability of democracy in Ukraine, was often discussed because of the country’s lacked system of checks and balances, causing many policies not to be implemented. Sujit Choudhry also discussed the concern of the dual executive branch. Sujit Choudhry and other scholars in attendance discussed the political parties of Ukraine are very weak and not able to properly campaign. Sujit Choudhry is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which has made him a key part of democratic transitions of powers in countries. Related article to read on constitutionaltransitions.org
Sujit Choudhry and others are working to help Ukraine develop a strong semi-presidential system of government. For Sujit’s timeline activities, hit crunchbase.com. The process is tough and has been underway for two years now. Sujit Choudhry has become very popular within the constitutional legal circles and has published numerous reports, articles, papers and book chapters. For a recently written article of Sujit, click this. He is currently the Professor of Law at UC Berkeley in California. More to read on blogs.law.nyu.edu.
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