Sujit Choudhry’s Speech at Kiev, Ukrainee

March 2, 2018

In July 2017, Sujit Choudhry took part in a workshop held at Kiev, Ukraine organized by the Center of Policy and Legal Reform and the International IDEA. The main agenda of the meeting was to come up with solutions to challenges encountered in the governing process in Ukraine.

In his speech, Sujit Choudhry was quick to appreciate the opportunity to meet the experts to discuss the issues facing democracy in Ukraine. He pointed out the instability of Ukraine’s democratic processes for the past twenty years and narrowed down to several factors that caused the instability. Sujit mentioned factors like giving more power and authority to the presidency, political parties that aren’t strong-willed, the system of election of the country’s legislature, and separation of power between the president and prime minister. He finalized his speech by advising leaders to adopt evidence-based policies that pushed forward the process of constitutional reforms.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a Professor of Law at the University of California in Berkeley Law School. He is also the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions which works in partnership with NGOs, think tanks, and other multilateral organizations. Sujit works hand in hand with these entities to create and mobilize information to encourage the making of progressive constitutions. He brings experts from different parts of the world together and leads them to make evidence-based policies. These policies can be used for research when setting agendas and decision-making processes.

Sujit has been in the constitutional advisory field for over two decades ( During this period, he has taken part in different activities including bringing civil society groups and other organizations together to hold public talks, training key players involved in political issues, and engaging leaders of political parties and members of parliament. Sujit Choudhry has also published articles, book chapters, working papers, and reports.  Check

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