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

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

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

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