Sujit Choudhry‘s Submissions on Constitutional Challenges in Kiev

On 10th July 2017, Sujit Choudhry was one of the most prominent constitutional experts in Kiev. The dominating subject was the Ukrainian government’s presidential system and the current constitutional challenges it is facing.

Renowned think tanks such as the center of policy and legal reform and the International Institute for Democracy and Electorate hosted the workshop. Intergovernmental organizations in support of sustainable democracy across the globe also played a critical role in the preparation and conduct of the workshop. Sujit Choudhry said that he felt privileged to be part of the discussion surrounding executive powers alongside the other experts.   Check for additional article.

Some of the notable people present include Thomas Sidelius (Dalarna University), Sumit Bisarya (International IDEA), Vladimir Vasilenko (a representative of Human Rights from Ukraine), Sergyi Holovatyi (a member of the Ukrainian Constitutional Commission) and Viktor Musiaka (president representative in the Supreme Court) among numerous others.

In his submissions, Sujit Choudhry said that democratization has been unstable in Ukraine. He noted that among several other things, the concentration of the power of the presidency, weak political parties and the legislature electoral system are responsible for the instability.

He did not forget to talk about the recent wave of the role played by transitional democracies in the constitutional-making decisions. Sujit expressed the importance of constitutional thought leaders not only to gather but also debate policy based options that support the process of constitutional reform.  For added reference, click this.

About Sujit Choudhry

He is the director of The Center of Constitutional Transitions which is responsible for the generation and mobilization of knowledge in support of constitutional building. It achieves this objective by assembling and leading global network of experts who are responsible for producing (by conducting thematic research projects) evidence-based policy options to the practitioners.   Read and follow his blogs, visit his page.

The I. Michael Heyman law professor of Berkeley School of law, University of California, commands international respect and recognition in matters of comparative constitutional law and politics. Sujit Choudhry uses his diverse research agenda and extensive experience in the field to offer advisory services in constitutional building processes. He has been instrumental in operations of this nature in many countries of the world including Jordan, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Yemen, Nepal, Egypt, South Africa and Tunisia. Mr. Choudhry has delivered lectures in over 20 countries.  Read more about his advisory work on

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