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Sujit Choudhry- International Constitutional Transitions Advisor

Professor Sujit Choudhry of University of California, Berkeley and director of the Center of Constitutional Transitions met with top constitutional experts in Kiev, Ukraine in order to discuss the country’s constitutional challenges as well as better governing processes. The Center of Policy and Legal Reform as well as the International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) hosted this workshop in order to reform Ukraine’s unstable democratization that has been due to factors such as uneven concentration of presidential powers and weak political parties. Choudhry explained that it is “critical for today’s constitutional thought leaders to gather and discuss evidence-based policy options” for the sake of an effective constitutional reform process. Additional article to read on this link.

The meeting in Ukraine was one of the latest out of the countless advising sessions Professor Sujit Choudhry attended. Choudhry has lectured and advised about comparative constitutional law in over a dozen countries including Egypt, South Africa, Jordon, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Libya.

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In addition to being a noteworthy advisor to international policy reform, Sujit Choudhry has also published five books, four journal issues, one case study, and over ninety articles that all revolve around his expertise in constitutional law. As the director of the Center of Constitutional Transitions, he has worked with over fifty experts from over twenty-five countries to produce evidence-based policy advice for effective law reform. Read his recently written article on

In addition to being a professor at the University of California at Berkeley and the director of the Center of Constitutional Transitions, Choudhry is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Public Law (ICONS), the International Advisory Council of the Institute of Integrated Transitions (IFIT), the Scientific Advisory Board for the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, the Editorial Board of Constitutional Court Review and the Editorial Advisory Board for the Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law. Professor Choudhry is currently co-leading three international global research projects: Dealing with Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions, Security Sector Reform and Constitutional Transitions in Emerging Democracies, and Security Sector Oversight: Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Authoritarian Backsliding and Partisan Abuse.  Related article on law.nyu.ed.

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