An Expert Guidance in the Constitutional Making Process

Sujit Choudhry is a professor of law at the University of California and also the director of the center for constitutional transition. Over the years he has been involved with different research agendas and has taken part in the constitutional building process in various countries including South Africa, Sri Lanka, Libya, Egypt, and Nepal.  More to read on blogs.law.nyu.edu.   The primary function of the center for constitution transition is mobilizing and generating in-depth knowledge that aids in the constitution building process. It achieves this by putting together a team of experts who are responsible for the production of evidence-based policy options. In partnership with different multilateral organizations, NGOs and think tanks they have managed to accomplish their goal.  A must-read article here.

With over two decades as a constitutional advisor, he has been involved in different contexts including the conditions of political violence and ceasefires. Some of his experience includes the drafting of technical reports, engaging parliamentarians and party leaders, training bureaucrats and civil servants as well as undertaking advisory works with technical experts. Apart from serving as a constitutional advisor Choudhry has lectured different countries around the world. He has also published the Sujit “constitutional making” which is a collection of constitutional law and case studies, classic articles and the collection of academic contributions.   Related article on indiawest.com

Sujit Choudhry was part of the constitutional delegation that congregated at Kiev on 10th July to discuss the formation of the semi-presidential system of the government of Ukraine. The delegation explored the critical issues facing the current constitutional structure. Additionally, the workshop played host to high ranking constitution institutions such as the center for policy and legal reforms as well as the international institute for democracy and electorate assistance.  For updates on his recent timeline activities, hit on crunchbase.com.

Choudhry was privileged to express his constitutional opinions to a panel of experts. He also pointed out that the democratization of Ukraine remained unstable due to the weak political parties, the concentration of the presidential powers and a weak legislature electoral system. Some of the notable people at the meeting included the international IDEA Sumit Bisarya, Dalarna University Thomas Sibelius and Koliushko Ihor a former member of parliament and a representative of the center for policy and legal reforms.  Additional article on law.nyu.edu.

More to read about the professor and his works on http://constitutionaltransitions.org/director/#Choudhry

 

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