Sujit Choudhry to Assist Ukraine with Democracy

University of California Berkeley School of Law professor, Sujit Choudhry, has served as an international constitutional advisor for many years. His expertise is in assisting growing democracies through workshops. His role is to discuss what is and is not working in a country and suggests changes for countries who are struggling with their democratic processes.   More on

Kiev, Ukraine Government Summit

In July, 2017, Choudhry travelled to Kiev to meet with other experts to assist the Ukraine government develop a viable constitution and improve their methods of governing. Others who met with Sujit Choudhry were Sumit Bisarya, a representative from the International IDEA and Thomas Sidelius who works with Dalarna University. Hosts for the event were Center of Policy and Legal Reform and International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Int’l IDEA).

The meetings included roundtable discussions featuring Vladimir Vasilenko from the Ukraine UN Human Rights Council, Sergyi Holovatyi from the Constitutional Commission of Ukraine, Viktor Musiaka who attended to represent the Supreme Council president, and Ihor Koliushko from the Center for Policy and Legal Reforms. Koliushko is also the former advisor to Ukraine’s President from 2005-2006 and Prime Minister. Many other interested parties attended the roundtable discussions.

Sujit Choudhry spoke on the various obstacles in Ukraine which interfere with a viable democracy. He cites that, though the Ukraine has been considered a democracy for the past two decades, the country has some internal blocks in their democratic process including a weak electoral system for selecting legislators, fragile political parties, and a deep difference of opinion between the Ukraine President and the Prime Minister. His purpose at the summit is to address these issues and assist the Ukraine in overcoming these pervasive issues.  To read more of his views, follow him on

About Sujit Choudhry

Choudhry is a professor of law at University of California in Berkeley. He is also Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. He is an expert in the field of constitution formation and has lectured for over a decade on the effective and ineffective facets of creating a democratic system. He understands that differing cultures will require unique laws for their people and works to assist in building effective foundations.

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