Sujit Choudhry is the current director for the Center for Constitutional Transitions, and has held the position since 2012. The Center works to produce and disseminate information in support of constitutional making. Sujit is also a professor of law at the University of California. He is known to be an expert in constitutional law and politics. He serves as an advisor to the processes of building constitutions in various countries including Ukraine, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, South Africa, Jordan and many other countries. Read more about his advisory work on sujitchoudhry.com.
On July 10th, Sujit Choudhry joined other high-ranking constitutional experts in discussing several issues including the semi-presidential system of governance in Ukraine and the constitutional challenges facing the system. During the workshop, Choudhry recognized that it was a privilege to converse matters relating to executive powers in the presence of professionals. He proceeded to openly point out the instability the instability in the democratization of Ukraine. He attributed the uncertainty to several factors including the concentration of presidential powers, weak political parties, and the electoral system of the legislature system among others.
Various notable participants took part in the workshop. Among them was Thomas Sidelius, Sumit Bisarya (International IDEA), Vladimir Vasilenko (Ukraine’s representative on human rights), Sergyi Holovatyi (from theConstitutional Commission of Ukraine) and Viktor Musiaka (representative of the president in the Supreme Court) and Ihor Koliushko (advisor to the president). These people are highly knowledgeable with regards to the subject at hand, and their input was vital in the workshop. Hop over to law.nyu.edu to watch his acceptance speech to an award accorded to him.
Sujit did not leave out the topic regarding the participation of the transitional democracies in the decisions of the making the constitution. Concerning the same subject, he urged leaders to deliberate on policies that will aid the constitutional reform process. He pointed that the topic on constitutional making attracts the interest of many scholars. The scholars look at articles and case studies and use these to gather information on the subject of making a constitution. Additional reading on indiawest.com
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Sujit also mentioned the critical role played by The Center of Constitutional Transition in generating and rallying information that supports the making of the constitution. The center achieves its mandate by gathering and leading a global team of experts tasked with producing policy options based on evidence. The international experts help the choice makers and research to set the agenda. The decision makers together with the think tanks, Non-governmental organizations and a global network of multilateral groups have been able to achieve their task. The partners have input at each step of the Center for constitutional work; from project conceptualization, recruitment of experts, organizing conferences and workshop, to publication and dissemination of research results. The team of experts entails senior policy experts and leading scholars with field experience. The achievement of the center is attributed to the involvement and integration of experts from over 25 countries. These experts share ideas and come up with solutions to various problems including constitutional, security and democratic challenges faced by various countries. For further reading, click on blogs.law.nyu.edu.
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