Sujit Choudhry Addresses Ukraine’s State of Democracy

On 10th July 2017, Sujit Choudhry of Center for Constitutional Transitions was joined by other prominent figures in Kiev to discuss Ukraine’s semi-presidential system the constitutional challenges facing the system. The event was hosted by the Ukrainian think tanks including the International Institute for Democracy, Center for Policy and Legal Reform and other intergovernmental organizations that support sustainable democracy.

In his speech during the fete, Mr. Choudhry candidly said it was his privilege to discuss executive powers in such a big event. He also said that Ukraine is not fully democratized due to the concentration of powers of the presidency, the electoral, legislative system as well as the weak political party system which have contributed to the country’s constitutional and political instability. He also went ahead and touched on the recent involvement of the transitional democracies in decisions about constitutional making. He said that it was crucial that constitutional leaders consider policy based decisions during constitution reform processes.  News worthy article to read on

Other key leaders in attendance were: Thomas Sidelius, Sumit Bisarya, Sergyi Holovatyi, Vladimir Vasilenko, Viktor Musiaka, Ihor Koliushko, to name but a few. All these leaders were representing different organizations which are in the forefront in ensuring that the country attains sustainable democracy. The personalities also possess vast knowledge on the topic, and their contributions were necessary for ensuring that the country is on the right track towards the achievement of the intended democratic system.

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Being a key player in constitutional processes across the globe, Sujit Choudhry has given various lectures in different countries and has also served as the constitutional process advisor in many countries. He is the author of the “Constitutional Making” which is a collection of classic articles, academic contributions, Constitutional Law as well as case studies.  Check this on

About Sujit Choudhry

Mr. Sujit Choudhry was born in 1970 in New Delhi before he migrated to the United States. He is the I. Michael Law Professor of the University of California and has been the Cecilia Goetz Law Professor of New York University School of Law. He holds Bachelors in Law from the University of Toronto and a Master’s in Law from Harvard Law School.  Continue reading on

Sujit Choudhry is the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions where he is engaged in overseeing smooth and efficient constitutional transitions in different countries. He has published over ninety books and articles touching on the topic of the Constitution.  For update with his latest work, hit on

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