Sujit Choudhry’s Expertise in Constitutional Building Process

On 10th July, Sujit Choudhry met with constitutional experts in Kiev. The experts discussed the Ukraine’s semi-presidential system. The team also highlighted some of the challenges the semi-presidential system is facing. The workshop’s hosts included the Center of Legal and Policy Reform, the International Institute for Democracy, and other intergovernmental organizations. The workshop consisted of notable people including Thomas Sidelius of Dalama University, Bisarya, Vladimir Vasilenko, Sergyi Holovatyi, Viktor Musiaka, and Ihor Koliushko. All these think tanks have broad knowledge on the discussion matter; therefore, their inputs were crucial.  Relevant article worth reading here.

Having served as the advisor to the constitutional process worldwide and a lecture for various countries, Sujit’s input to the roundtable meeting was also of a great deal. Sujit Choudhry acknowledged that it was a great privilege to have an opportunity to discuss executive powers in the experts’ presence. Sujit commented on the stability of the Ukraine’s democratization saying that it was not yet stable. The instability arose from the weak political parties and the power concentration on the legislature and presidency. Choudhry also noted that it was high time the constitutional team sought to discuss options based on policy in support of the process for legal reform.  To follow his blogs and timeline activities, visit his linkedin.com page.

Sujit Choudhry is the pioneer Indian-American dean at the University of California. He attained Bachelors in Law from Oxford University. Sujit graduated from Harvard School of Law with masters in law. The vast knowledge in law that he possesses makes him build a good rapport with his partners. He has an international recognition because of his massive experience in the constitutional making process.   To keep up-to-date with his latest work, click researchgate.net.

Sujit Choudhry has been the constitutional advisor in many countries such as Jordan, Egypt, South Africa, Nepal, Ukraine, Yemen, and Libya. Sujit Choudhry is the head of the Center for Constitutional Transitions.  Check sujitchoudhry.com.  The Center of Constitutional Transitions has the mandate of building the constitution. The center assembles and guides an international expert network that produces evidence-based policy options. The experts have a partnership with other think tanks, global organizations, and NGOs, thus manage to aid the constitution building process. The expert team consists of leading scholars and experienced policy practitioners. The integration of multinational experts from many countries makes the center attain its goals and scale high. Added reference on independent.academia.edu.

To read more about the professor, visit http://blogs.law.nyu.edu/magazine/2011/introducing-sujit-choudhry/