Sujit Choudhry Visits Ukraine For Semi-presidentialism Roundtable Debate

As Ukraine’s constitutional crisis deepens, global experts have organized a workshop aimed at brainstorming ideas to address the nation’s issues. Among speakers, constitutional law powerhouse, Sujit Choudhry remarked on the opportunity to share in the discussion alongside other industry elites. Executive powers have long abused their constitutional responsibility, which has fueled many of the country’s ongoing political and economic problems. This roundtable exchange was organized by the International IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) and the nation’s CPLR (Center of Policy and Legal Reform) committee.

The meeting held in Kiev on July 10th entertained powerful officials such as Ukrainian UN Human Rights Council representative, Vladimir Vasilenko, former spokesman of Supreme Council president (1996), Viktor Musiaka, International IDEA ambassador, Sumit Bisarya, among others. With a discussion richly focused on stabilizing the nation’s semi-presidential governing systems and its bodies, the coalition aims to engage constitutional leaders. In supporting the advent of meaningful constitutional reform, Sujit Choudhry stressed the value of thought leaders finding mutuality on evidence-based policies. The nation’s unstable democracy is fueled by a series of events, ranging from a division of powers to corrupt politicians and misguided leadership.

Sujit Choudhry latest publication, “Constitution Making,” released last year delves into the economics of constitutional law. Check constitutionaltransitions.org.   It references the author’s finest academic contributions, articles and case studies focused on the subject. Click on activistpost.com to read another article from him.  The distinguished law professor serves as Dean to UC Berkeley’s I. Michael Heyman. Alongside his role at the law school, Sujit Choudhry oversees the Center for Constitutional Transitions as managing director. The professor is also an International IDEA partner and a UN Mediation Roster member. Additionally, he’s an associate partner of the UN Development Program and has a long-standing relationship with the World Bank as a consultant.

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As an expert constitutional law specialist, Sujit Choudhry has served as an advisor to global nations, including Nepal, Ukraine, Egypt, Tunisia and more. A notable Rhodes Scholar, the professor received degrees from Oxford, Harvard and Toronto University. His latest research projects: Security Sector Oversight: Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Authoritarian Backsliding and Partisan Abuse, Security Sector Reform and Constitutional Transitions in Emerging Democracies and Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions is on schedule for publication later this year.  Additional detailed info on bizjournal.com.

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