Sujit Choudhry: Researcher for Peace

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Law Guru | Posted on 17-07-2018

With Law degrees from Oxford, Toronto and Harvard, Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized expert in the field of comparative constitutional law and politics.

A former Rhodes Scholar, Sujit Choudhry is now the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, an organization dedicated to generating research that can aid in the building of constitutions of nations around the world. They do this by advising and offering sound evidence to aid in wise decision making to countries around the world, see more (Sujitchoudhry.com).

Sujit Choudhry’s experience and research is both wide ranging and in-depth, addressing an array of international issues.

Sujit Choudhry has been a constitutional advisor for over 20 years and has worked throughout the Middle East, Asia and South Africa, including, in several instances, during conditions of political violence, read (Instagram.com).

Sujit Choudhry’s unique expertise is currently being put to use in Ukraine. Since the fall of communism the balance of power has always been too heavily on the side of the president and most parties concerned want to see a more democratic rule with a system of checks and balances put into place.

While no one believes the on-going work in Kiev will be easy to achieve, (the process has been going on for over twenty years with little progress), and the job of the Center for Constitutional Transitions is to conduct research that can show practical ways to build a stronger democratic government, as posted on works.bepress.com.

Under the direction of Sujit Choudhry, the Center for Constitutional Transitions have identified several options that could aid in establishing a democratic semi-presidential system within Ukraine and hopefully, someday, a democratic rule, source http://blogs.law.nyu.edu/magazine/2011/introducing-sujit-choudhry/.

Jeff Herman: Child Sex Abuse and How to Deal with It

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Law Guru | Posted on 13-07-2018

Sex abuse has always been a social problem in the US. Victims of sex abuse experience traumas that can last for a lifetime. Victims feel demoralized and hence fear to come out, which only worsens the problem. If the victims are not taken care off, they can fall into depression and ultimately commit suicide. The dire need of assistance by victims is what made counsel Jeff Herman switch from commercial practice to representing victims of the sex abuses.

Jeff Herman transitioned from commercial law practice to providing legal representation to victims of rape, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault in the late 1990’s. This switch happened after meeting parents of a son, suffering from autism, who was sexually abused. A convicted pedophile had abused the boy. This representation gave him an inner satisfaction thereby committing himself to represent victims of sex abuse.

Since children are the most venerable from sex abuse, Herman has taken it to himself to provide advice to parents on how to handle cases children sex abuse. Children are more prone to abuse because sometimes they are not aware that they are sexually being abused. Children can also be taken advantage of because when they realize what is happening, they feel guilty for ‘permitting’ it in the first place.

Herman encourages parents to talk to their children about the sexual abuse and that they should be sensitive to keep the conversation age appropriate. He encourages parents to tell their children to say a ‘No.’ They should be taught using examples by telling them that no one should touch them whether it is a policeman or a teacher.

Jeff Herman advises parents to report cases of child sex abuse immediately they detect any signs. Reporting helps to kick-start the court proceedings. Although pedophiles deserve criminal sentencing, it is much harder to prove a criminal proceeding as one has to prove beyond reasonable doubt. But in civil cases, one has to prove his case above the 50% threshold. This hitch is why most child sex abuse cases are settled by rewarding of damages.