The biggest problem with the world today is that while there is progress in just about every form, the legal and constitutional aspect is still outdated. The governments and the countries are functioning as per the laws that were written decades back, and in some cases, even centuries again. Also though there have been legal amendments over the years, it is not enough. Sujit Choudhry, a legal expert, and professor of law at Berkeley Law College believes that the government should be more open to making constitutional amendments as per the comparative law. It would help in partnering with other countries more transparently and fluidly and ensure progress is achieved seamlessly on all fronts, including defense, culture, economics, and others.
Sujit Choudhry has often spoken on the matter of comparative law methodologies in his articles and books and has also given speeches on its importance in today’s world. He is often invited to speak on the constitutional reforms and comparative law on many of the critical world stages and was a member of the conference hosted by Center for Policy and Legal Reforms in Kiev, Ukraine. Sujit Choudhry said that it is crucial for Ukraine to come out of the political crisis it is going through by winning the trust of the people. And, he believes that the only way the people would start trusting the government again is if there are final changes in the constitution. The first thing he pointed out is that the semi-presidential system that is followed in Ukraine for many years needs to go. He believes that it is a loophole that would continue to destabilize the government in the future, and must be eliminated.
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Sujit Choudhry also said that at the conference that was attended by many other legal scholars from across the globe that the weak electoral process and the lack of any substantial and leading political parties in the country have also contributed to the political crisis. Sujit Choudhry has worked with Toronto University as well as New York University as a lawyer in the past and is the consultant for the World Bank Institute (constitutionaltransitions.org).
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