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Sujit Choudhry Talks About Constitutional Challenges In Ukraine

Recently, the Center for Constitutional Transitions’ director, Sujit Choudhry, joined other leading constitutional experts in Kiev. The group of professionals talked about the semi-presidential system of the Ukrainian government. They also discussed the constitutional challenges that the system is presently facing. The hosts of the workshop comprised of major think tank in Ukraine, including the Center of Policy and Legal Reform and the International Institute for Democracy and Electorate Assistance. A number of intergovernmental organizations supporting sustainable democracy across the globe were also present.

Choudhry remarked that it was an honor to talk about executive powers in the presence of many professionals. Notably, he posited that democratization in Ukraine had not been steady. The focus on the presidency power, weak political parties, and the legislature electoral system contributed to the instability. At the workshop, Sujit was joined by other notable individuals, including Dalma University’s Thomas Sidelius, Ukraine’s representative on Human Rights, Vladmir Vasilenko, and Sergyi Holovatyi, a member of the constitutional commission of Ukraine. The aforementioned individuals are well versed with the subject matter. Their presence and input was vital at the conference.

Sujit Choudhry has lectured in many countries besides serving as a constitutional advisor. Additionally, he has released Sujit Choudhry’s Constitutional Making, a collection of academic contributions on constitutional law and case studies.  To keep up-to-date with his latest work, check researchgate,net.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a recognized authority in the fields of comparative constitutional law and politics. Moreover, he has vast experience as an advisor to constitutional building processes in countries like Jordan, Libya, Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, Yemen, Ukraine, and Nepal. Sujit Choudhry has served as a constitutional advisor for over 20 years.  Learn more about his advisory works on

Over the years, he has specialized on ceasefires and political violence. Choudhry’s work includes carrying out detailed advisory work with technical professionals, leading stakeholder consultations, and training civil servants. He is an alumnus of University of Oxford where he graduated with bachelor’s degree in law. Choudhry earned his master’s degree in law from the revered Harvard Law School. Sujit Choudhry has published more than ninety articles, working papers, and book chapters. One of his books is “Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation,” which was published in 2006 by Oxford publishing firm.  Related article on

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