How Sujit Choudhry Views The Ukranian Constitution

Sujit Choudhry is an internationally-recognized constitutional scholar. He was recently invited to attend a workshop in Ukraine in order to discuss that nation’s constitution and how it could be improved. Ukraine has a semi-presidential model for its system of government and it has not been working very well for over 20 years.

After this workshop ended, Sujit Choudhry said that he has been honored to talk with some of the worlds to constitutional experts as well as other professionals. He said that Ukraine has a number of problems tied to its constitution. He says that the president of Ukraine has way too much power in regards to the legislative and judicial branches. He also said that Ukraine’s electoral system to fill legislative seats was poorly designed. He also said that weak political parties didn’t help the situation either.  Click on for an additional article.

Over the past 20 years, Sujit Choudhry has attended events like this in a number of countries.  More to read on  He has also lectured in more than 25 nations and has helped policymakers on constitutional questions in many nations such as Libya, South Africa, Egypt, and Nepal. He says that many countries around the world are in a transitional democracy which means that there are many questions being raised about how to make a good, effective constitution.

For four years he has taught at the University of California Law School in Berkeley. He has also taught the constitution to law students at the New York University School of Law as well as in Canada at the University of Toronto. Additionally, he founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions six years ago and is its director. His center created evidence-based reports on constitutions that are then used by government policymakers when they are drafting a constitution or making proposals to modify an existing one.

Choudhry is also an author who has published a number of books on constitutions. His latest one is called Constitution Making”. It includes matters of constitutional law such as case studies and related articles. Other books he has written are The Migration of Constitutional Ideas and Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accomodation?  Connect with him and read his tweets, hit

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