The Participation of Sujit Choudhry in Constitutional Processes

Sujit Choudhry, the former Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University currently serves as a Law Professor at the University of California. He also acts as the Dean in the institution. Additionally, Professor Choudhry is the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The center produces knowledge and mobilizes it to sustenance constitution building. He is a globally recognized expert who researches on various aspects of comparative politics and constitutional law. Choudhry studies federalism, Constitutional design in ethnically divided societies, constitutional design in the context of the transition from authoritarian to democracy, semi-presidential systems, official language policy, security sector oversight and law courts. He has also advised on several constitutional building processes. Read his insight and views here

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On July 10, 2017, Professor Sujit together with other constitutional experts in Ukraine came together in a workshop organized by the International Institute for Democracy & Electoral Assistance, and the Center for Policy and Legal Reform. The other experts included Thomas Sibelius of Dalarna University and Sumit Bisarya from International IDEA. They held a discussion on semi presidential-ism and the constitutional problems in Ukraine. Democracy in Ukraine has been destabilized for a while now due to the separation of powers of the President and Prime Minister, the concentration of authority in the presidency, the electoral system for the legislature and weak political parties. The main aim of the workshop was to come up with better ways of governance in Ukraine.

Sujit Choudhry has a degree in law from three major universities, Toronto, Harvard, and Oxford. He has previously served as the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto and as a law clerk to CJ of the supreme court of Canada, Antonio Lamer. He is an author of several working papers, reports, book chapters and over 90 articles. For his recently authored article, click  Some of the books he has published include Constitutional Design for Divided Societies; Integration or Accommodation? Constitution Making, The Migration of Constitutional Ideas and The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution. Additional reading on  Sujit owes membership to the Editorial Advisory Board of the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, the Executive Committee of ICONYS, the International Advisory Council of the Institute for Integrated Transitions. He also serves in the Indian Constitutional Law Review as an Honorary Member of the Advisory Council.  Hit on for updates on his recent timeline activities.

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