A team of constitutional experts gathered on July 10th 2017 in Kiev to discuss the Ukraine’s semi-presidential government and the challenges facing it. Among those who were present is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transition, Sujit Choudhry. Intergovernmental organizations, Center for Policy and Legal Reforms, and The International Institute hosted the workshop for Democracy and Electorate Assistance.
Experts Present at the Workshop
The workshop was attended by people who are well versed in constitutional matters and whose input was highly required. Among them were Ukraine’s human rights representative Vladimir Vasilenko, Sumit Bisarya from International IDEA, and Thomas Sidelius from Dalarna University. Sergyi Holovatyi of Ukraine’s Constitutional Commission, Viktor Musiaka of the Supreme Court, and Ihor Koliushko of the Center for Policy and Legal Reform were also present in the workshop.
Sujit Choudhry noted that Ukraine’s democratization was unstable. He blamed weak political parties, the concentration of presidential power, and legislature electoral system for the instability. He was also keen to mention the recent trend where transitional democracies are being involved in constitution making process. He went ahead to advise the current constitution makers to correct this and make policies that support the constitutional reform process. Read a relevant article which tackle a politically related issue, hit on thereisnoconsensus.com.
The Center for Constitution Transitions is involved in constitution building process. It is made of experts from over 25 countries. Through mobilizing international networks of experts, the center manages to generate knowledge that assists in constitution building. They also partner with constitution think tanks, NGO’s, and global multilateral organizations in aiding the decision makers. Those partners help in the conceptualization of ideas, planning of workshops, expert recruitment, publications, and output research dissemination. Additional article to read here
About Sujit Choudhry
Sujit Choudhry is a law professor at the California University, Berkeley where he was also a dean. Before his current position, he was the professor of law at the New York University. Sujit is recognized internationally for his knowledge on comparative constitutional law and politics. He has served as a constitutional advisor in several countries and lectures on constitutional matters. To keep up-to-date with his latest work, check on researchgate.net.
In addition, he has written several articles and academic papers on constitutional law and case studies. Sujit is actively involved in constitutional research where he addresses comparative constitutional law and politics. He has also written Sujit Choudhry’s Law Making. Read his blogs, visit his facebook.com page.
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