Sujit Choudhry Addressing the Political and Social Unrest in Ukraine

Sujit Choudhry is one of the most trusted personalities in the field of comparative and constitutional law. Over the years, Sujit Choudhry has played a significant role in the formulation of the constitution of many different countries, including Tunisia, South Africa, Libya, Jordan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Egypt. More to read on

Sujit Choudhry is also the founder of the institution named Center for Constitutional Reforms, which generates as well as mobilizes information and knowledge on comparative law globally. It brings together prominent personalities from the field of law and constitution to help formulate amendments that should be implemented by the governments from across the globe and to build evidence backed policies.  For updates on his latest work, head over to this.

One of the countries that have been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons is Ukraine. The country has lost lives of thousands of its citizens due to the political and social unrest it has been witnessing in the last few years, and due to the weak government policies. The country is nearly bankrupt and is surviving on the international aid provided by the other countries. However, the situation wasn’t like this a few years back, but due to the semi-presidential system of the country, effective policies couldn’t be made or implemented correctly, leading to the current situation. Read this must-read article on

Sujit Choudhry was one of the members present at the conference held in Kiev recently to debate on the issue of how to revive Ukraine and transform its future. The first thing that Sujit Choudhry said was that the semi-presidential system in the country needs to go if any beneficial policies are to be made for the country.  Additional article to read on

Sujit Choudhry also said that the country could do with some significant constitutional reforms that would also help in reviving its electoral process. The electoral process of any country should be transparent, just, and fair, which also enables the country’s population to trust its government. However, Ukraine’s electoral process is opposite of what it should be, which has led to the country’s people not being able to trust its government. Sujit Choudhry said that the absence of an active political party in the country has also contributed to lack of proper governance.  For added details, hit on

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Importance of Constitutional Reviews as Tools for Seamless Democratic Transitions

Sujit Choudhry, the Founding Director of Center for Constitutional Transitions, once claimed, “Always be attentive to the people at the grassroots and be responsive to their concerns. They are wary of current occurrences. Therefore, they understand their needs.”

The idea behind the establishment of the center was to gather and mobilize professional reviews on statutory matters, through association with various professionals to provide informed policy alternatives for decision-makers

Speaking in an interview with CEOCFO Magazine’s Chief Editor, Sujit Choudhry responded to some questions regarding the reception of constitutional amendments in the wake of new democratic systems. While working as a legal counselor, he has played an integral role in constitution review processes. His major concern is that citizens are often left puzzled as to which statutes are viable or obsolete in current situations. Since there are inadequate research tools for proper transition processes, the Center for Constitutional Transitions was formed. For the full interview, check on

Sujit Choudhry also responded to the increasing concerns on how the law is interpreted in the current political wave. He expressed that the American Exceptionalism with regards to global politics. Comparative experience should be highly prioritized in the mainstream constitutional analysis processes. The world is at a leveled political ground, and it is high time America started observing the successes and failure of other democracies.  Read more of his insights here.

About Sujit Choudhry

He is the current Managing Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, and a Law professor at the University of California, and a contributory figure to matters pertaining comparative law and political systems. His exceptional knack and mettle of understanding of the law made him partake in the constitution review processes in various countries. They include; Jordan, Ukraine, South Africa, Nepal, Libya Tunisia and Egypt.

Previously, Sujit Choudhry was a Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at the University of New York, and a Scholl Chair at Toronto University. Due to his vast knowledge of the law, he has spoken on constitutional matters in more than 12 countries.  Additional article on

The comparative law expert is an alumnus of the Toronto, Oxford and Harvard Universities. Additionally, he was a Rhodes Scholar and was a clerk in the Supreme Court of Canada, where he served Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. Refer to for more reading.

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