Sujit Choudhry’s Views on Ukraine’s Democratization

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Sujit Choudhry is the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He is also a member of the UN Mediation Roster, a consultant at the World Bank, and a professor of law at the University of California among other roles. Choudhry is famously known for his prowess on comparative constitutional law. His knowledge of constitutional law has enabled him to travel the world giving lectures and advising different government on matters constitution.   More to read about him on

Sujit Choudhry regularly gives his views on various governments around the globe. Recently, he was invited to a workshop in Ukraine, along with other experts, where he discussed among other things, the Ukrainian semi-presidential system. In the seminar, Choudhury suggested that he was wary of Ukraine’s democratization. According to him—weak political parties, too much power held by the office of the president, and legislature electoral system among others were to be blamed for the unstable democracy. The workshop was put together by major think tanks in Ukraine such as the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance among other parties interested in sustainable democracy.

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What does the Center for Constitutional Transitions do? Choudhry is the head of the center; he oversees all of the center’s operations. The center’s primary goal is to generate and mobilize information in aid of constitution development. To this end, the center gathers international experts with abilities to output evidence based policy options, and these experts become primary purveyors of constitutional advice to many leaders in different countries. Under Choudhry’s tenure, the center has achieved its mission in over 25 countries. Choudhry is well aware of the importance of involving other stakeholders in the activities of the center that is why he encourages NGOs and think tanks among other institutions to take part at every stage of the center’s operations.  Keep up-to-date with his latest work, click on

Sujit Choudhry is a renowned author. He has published many journals, books, articles, reports, and papers. One of his books “Constitution Making” is famous with governments hoping to amend or draft a new constitution.  Check this on   Choudhry’s other books are popular with institutions of higher learning.

Choudhry is an alumnus of the University of Oxford and Harvard School of Law. He has been recognized and honored by universities and associations alike.

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