Sujit Choudhry Speaks Out About Ukraine’s Constitutional Challenges

Sujit Choudhry has an important position as the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, and he is widely regarding as an expert in constitutional laws in countries throughout the world. He joined other experts on a panel in Kiev on July 10th that was addressing the current issues facing Ukraine. For a related article, check

There was no question that Choudhry was in good company during this outing. He was joined in this forum with many notable experts, including Thomas Sidelius of Dalarna University; Sumit Bisarya of International IDEA Summit; Vladimir Vasilenko, Ukraine’s personal representative on human rights; Sergyi Holovaty, member of Ukraine’s constitutional commission; Viktor Musiaka, president representative of the Supreme Court; and Ihor Koliushko, who is a representative of the Center for Policy and Legal Reform and a former Parliament Member.

These individuals are all experts in the field of constitutional law, and Choudhry noted how he was humbled to be in such a diverse and prestigious group. Considering he is an expert in his own right, he contributed to the forum by first of all noting the importance of discussing policy-based options during the constitutional reform process. Every member of the group readily agreed that it was important to focus on a given set of case studies and assemble information on the subject. Knowledge is certainly power when it comes to constitutional reform.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is widely recognized as a constitutional scholar. He is an I. Michael Heyman professor of Constitutional Law at the University of California Berkeley Law School. He also is noted for being the first dean of that institution of Indian descent (  Earlier in his life, he was determined to study law and was the recipient of a Bachelor of Law from the University of Oxford. He is the current director for the Center for Constitutional Transitions. Sujit Choudhry is constantly looked to when countries and other jurisdictions are looking to design a constitution (  Many individuals also look at his expertise when examining how a former dictatorship can properly transition to a democracy. Choudhry’s contributions to democracy are almost unparalleled in his field.

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