Sujit Choudhry’s contribution to democratic stability

Sujit Choudhry was part of the round table discussion held in Kiev, Ukraine. The round table discussion was organized by the Center of Policy and Legal Reform, one of the major think tanks in Ukraine, in collaboration with International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, international IDEA is a body that works with governments to ensure sustainable democratic governance in each country they work with. The discussion was held to discuss the democratic challenges currently being faced by the government of Ukraine and its semi-presidential state.  Check for more reading.

The discussion held on 10 of July was graced by constitutional experts such as Thomas Sidelius from Dalarna University and Sumit Bisarya, from International IDEA. Other people who contributed to the discussion included a representative of Ukraine from UN Human Rights Council, Vladimir Vasilenko, a representative of the president in the Supreme Council, the advisor to the president among many others. The turn up of many dignitaries and political leaders showed that the country took the discussion seriously and is a promise of positive response. Having many contributors to the discussion also saw an array of topics picked and tackled thus giving insights to those who took part and shedding light on a possible way forward.  Read his ideas on

What inspired the organizers of this discussion to organize the round table was the political instability in the country. For the past 20 years, Ukraine’s democracy has been under threat of authoritarianism. Having experts discuss the issues the government is dealing with was aimed at helping the political leaders bring back peace and democratic stability through their constitution.

Sujit Choudhry, being the founder and director the Center for Constitutional Transitions, his input during the discussion was invaluable, hit to connect with him.  His organization works with experts from across the globe to come up with knowledge backed up with constitution policies to come up with solutions to violent regimes and help solve democratic problems in governments. His position as lecturer of law in the University of California, Berkeley has also made him an authority in matters of constitutional challenges. He has spoken in over 24 countries and has worked with over a dozen countries to help sort out constitutional issues.

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