Sujit Choudhry Solving Spain and Catalonia’s Dispute

The constitutional issue between Catalonia and Spain that has led to the current crisis has made several constitutional law scholars speak out through an open letter. The letter, which was co-authored by Sujit Choudhry, encourages dialogue. The scholars believe that when the two talk and come up with a plan, it will avoid more violence. They argue the Catalonian President should hold a referendum that will show the desires of his countrymen. On the other hand, Spain’s Prime Minister Rajoy is discouraged from taking any action that looks like he is obstructing what majority of Catalonia citizen wants. The fact that Spain has been trying to prevent Catalonia from holding their referendum only made a bad situation worse.  Related article on

Solving the problem

This being a susceptible issue, the government should consider people’s opinions in coming up with a solution. A fair solution should be implemented and ensure that everyone is on the same page. Prime Minister Rajoy should lower his guts and have Catalonians’ interest at heart. The constitutional law scholars believe that his action will lead to the violation of human rights if he does not stop. It is vital that whatever people decide after voting to be put in place. The reason that the scholars encourage dialogue is to resolve the issue without violence.  More to read on

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About Sujit

Sujit Choudhry is a renowned comparative constitutional lawyer. He has also been an advisor to several dignitaries from South Africa, Yemen, Nepal among other countries, who were building new constitutions. Mr. Choudhry is also recognized for his extensive knowledge in politics and is known worldwide for his work.  Read more about his advisory works, check on

Sujit education and past career

Currently, Sujit Choudhry is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions and a law professor at the University of California. Mr. Sujit began his career as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada and then taught in different law schools before his current positions. Sujit Choudhry attended the McGill University and pursued a Bachelor of Science degree. He later did a Bachelor of Art in Law from the University of Oxford and Bachelor of Law from the University of Toronto. He also holds a Masters of Law degree from the Harvard Law School.  With reference from

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