While the 2016 election may have people worried about the stability of the American way of life, the traditional transition of power took place smoothly on Inauguration Day last January. This resilience shows that the U.S. Constitution is much more than just a piece of paper, which many see as one of the finest documents ever produced. The Constitution is seen as the template for those who seek to transition to democratic governments.
Ukraine has become the example of a country attempting to become democratic, after suffering through years of communism. Constitutional legal expert Sujit Choudhry attended a workshop, hosted in Kiev, Ukraine, that discussed the hurdles the country is facing. A main focus of the workshop was the somewhat presidential system of government that the Ukraine people follow and the constitutional crises that are faced by the struggling democracy. A number of top constitutional law experts attended the workshop, including UN Human Rights officials. The event was put on by the Center of Policy and Legal Reform, which is a Ukrainian think tank.
Many topics were discussed during the event, which was seen as being very productive. The instability in Ukraine was center stage during most of the talks. The country lacks a checks and balances system, causing democratic policies are tougher to implement. Ukraine faces government run by a president and a prime minister, making democracy a tricky thing to achieve. Sujit Choudhry was a popular addition to the workshop. Check thereisnoconsensus.com for a law blog about Sujit.
Sujit Choudhry earned law degrees from the University of Toronto, Oxford University and Harvard. He previously served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer at the Supreme Court of Canada. Sujit Choudhry founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Sujit Choudhry has been key in constitution building of countries around the world. Sujit Choudhry has written almost 100 book chapters, papers, reports and articles and currently serves as Professor of Law at Berkeley School of Law in California. For a recently authored article of Sujit, head over to activistpost.com. Sujit Choudhry will continue to play a key role in the ongoing situation in Ukraine, leaving many to wonder what his next move will be as things begin to heat up in the region. For update on Sujit’s recent timeline activities, click crunchbase.com.
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For a must-read article on http://www.ceocfointerviews.com/interviews/CenterforConstitutionalTransitions17.htm