In July of this year, top constitutional experts from around the globe gathered in Kiev to discuss Ukraine’s semi-presidential system of governance. The workshop also delved into the constitutional challenges the current system of governance in the country is facing. Major think tanks and intergovernmental organizations in the country converged to host the event. They include the Center of Policy and Legal Reform, intergovernmental organizations from around the world involved in supporting sustainable democracy, and the International Institute for Democracy and Electorate Assistance.
In attendance was Sujit Choudhry who highlighted the importance of the current crop of constitutional leaders to support the constitutional reform process by collecting and discussing policy-based options. He cited this given the current wave of involving transitional democracies in constitutional decision-making processes. Sujit Choudhry is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which is mandated to generate and mobilize knowledge in support of constitution building. Other attendees of the workshop include notable people such as Vladimir Vasilenko (human rights representative in Ukraine), Viktor Musiaka (Supreme Court president), Sergyi Holovatyi (Ukraine’s constitutional commission member), among others.
About Sujit Choudhry
Sujit Choudhry is an expert and advisor on areas revolving around constitutions, and constitution making. He is a global authority on matters comparative constitutional law and politics. He has been working as a constitutional advisor for more than two decades, and has covered contexts such as conditions of political violence and ceasefires. Through his work, he has brought together different factions responsible for making the constitution making process a success such as civil society groups, and technical experts. For his published work, check indiawest.com.
Sujit Choudhry has worked in countries such as Yemen, Tunisia, Ukraine, South Africa, Nepal, and Libya, among others. In all these countries, he has been responsible for facilitating public dialogue sessions, training civil servants and bureaucrats, performing detailed advisory work, and leading stakeholder consultations, among others. To read more related article, refer to this.
In addition to working at the Center for Constitutional Transitions, according to blogs.law.nyu.edu, Sujit Choudhry is also a professor of law at the University of California, University of Toronto, and New York University. He also serves as the Scholl chair at the University of Toronto Faculty of law, and has also worked with the Supreme Court of Canada as a law clerk. read more about his outstanding achievements, hit law.nyu.edu.
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