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

 

Sujit Choudhry’s Views On Constitutional Challenges In Ukraine

  Recently, the Center for Constitutional Transitions’ director, Sujit Choudhry, joined top constitutional professionals in Kiev to talk about Ukraine government’s semi-presidential system. In addition, Choudhry and the other experts discussed about constitutional challenges, which the system is facing. The hosts of the meeting comprised of major think tank in Ukraine such as the Center of Policy and Legal Reform and Intergovernmental organizations promoting sustainable democracy globally. Sujit Choudhry noted that it was an honor to talk about executive powers in the presence of many experts. Choudhry went ahead and noted that in Ukraine, democratization was not steady. The legislature electoral system, concentration of the presidency power and the fragile political parties contributed to the country’s instability.  Read this relevant article, hit on thereisnoconsensus.com.

Choudhry was joined by respected individuals like Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University and Vladmir Vasilenko, the representative on Human Rights for Ukraine. In addition, Sergyi Holovatyi, a member of the constitutional commission of Ukraine, and Viktor Musiaka, the president representative in Supreme Court graced the workshop. The aforementioned experts have extensive experience on constitutional matters. Their contributions were highly appreciated.

Sujit Choudhry has been lecturing in several countries. Moreover, he has been offering his advice on constitutional processes to different countries. The constitutional lawyer has authored Sujit Choudhry’s Constitutional Making, a collection of academic contributions as well as classic articles and case studies on constitutional law. The Center of Constitutional Transitions focuses on generating and mobilizing knowledge to promote constitution building.  Added reference on independent.academia.edu.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a professor of law at the prestigious Berkeley School of Law of the University of California. He is a respected authority globally on comparative constitutional law and politics. Choudhry has continued to be successful because of combining his broad research agenda with a deep experience as an advisor regarding constitution building processes. Different countries, including Jordan, Nepal, Egypt, Libya, South Africa, Tunisia, Sri Lanka and Ukraine have greatly benefited from his insights on constitutional processes. Additional article to read here.

For over 20 years, Sujit has served as a constitutional advisor. Additionally, the Center for Constitutional Transitions has worked with more than 50 experts from over 25 countries. The Choudhry-led organization works closely with a worldwide network of think tanks, multilateral organization and NGOs. Sujit Choudhry has published more than 70 book chapters, articles, reports, and working papers. To keep up-to-date with his latest work, check on researchgate.net.

For an in-depth look at Sujit’s profile visit http://sujitchoudhry.com/