Constitutional Law Authority Sujit Choudhry Attends Kiev Meeting

In his capacity as the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, Sujit Choudhry joined other constitutional experts at a July 10th meeting that took place in Kiev, Ukraine. The goal of this meeting was to discuss the form of government that the Ukraine currently operates and how it could be improved. At the present time, the President of the country has too much concentrated power according to many constitutional authorities on the subject. The meeting participants also wanted to discuss some of the other constitutional challenges that are taking place in this Eastern European country.  For added reference, click on

While talking about this meeting, Sujit Choudhry said that he was honored to have been able to be a part of this discussion with other experts on the subject of constitutions. Among the big issues he and the other experts addressed was the Ukraine has ineffectual political parties as well as the legislature electoral system. Some of the others at this meeting includes Thomas Sidelius of Dalarma University and Vladimir Vasilenko who is the Ukranian representative on Human Rights.

Sujit Choudhry has studied comparative constitutional law in three countries; Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.   More to read on  It was at Harvard Law School that he earned his Master of Laws in 1998. Early in his professional career, from 1996 to 1997, he worked at the Supreme Court of Canada as a Law Clerk. He later became a Professor of Law and has taught at a number of prestigious universities in both Canada and the United States. His present position, acquired in 2014, is the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law which he earned at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law.  Read his blogs, visit his page.

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As one of the foremost comparative constitutional experts, it was in 2012 that Sujit Choudhry established the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He has said that there is still much to research about constitutions that either has yet to be discovered or is outdated or incomplete. At his center he works with other constitutional authorities in order to create evidence-based policy options. These options are presents to decision-makers who are in the process of creating a new constitution.  Additional article to read on

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