The current political turmoil between the Spanish and Catalan governments has compelled constitutional law scholars such as Sujit Choudhry, Zoran Oklopcic, Asanga Welikala and Robert Howse to raise their voices on the matter in a quest to finding a solution. The four scholars have advised the Catalonian President Puigdemont to show his commitment to seceding from Spain by organizing for a referendum. Sujit Choudhry and his learned friends also want the Prime Minister Rajoy of Spain to come to terms with the demands from the Catalan government that succession from Spain is the will of the Catalan people.

In the open letter, Sujit Choudhry and his fellow scholars have acknowledged that a majority of Catalan people want to seek succession from Spain, but there is still a reasonable portion that is not for it. However, they have requested the Spanish government not to interfere with Catalan government in holding a referendum that seeks its independence. They have advised both sides to stop chest thumping but instead, hold a peaceful dialogue that would see both Spain and Catalan going back to normalcy and co-existing in peace.  Read more of views on politically related issues, hit on

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a constitutional and political advisor. He is a law graduate from Toronto, Oxford and Harvard University. He was also a Rhodes Scholar and worked as a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. Sujit is currently a professor of law at Berkeley School of Law and the University of California.  Related article on

Initially, he served as the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto and as the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University. Sujit Choudhry has been actively involved in advising the constitutional building process of countries such as South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Jordan, Nepal Ukraine, and Sri Lanka. Click on to read more about his advisory works.

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Sujit Choudhry has a vast of experience in many constitutional advisory fields such as leading stakeholder consultations, facilitating public dialogue between civil society groups and other stakeholders, engaging party leaders and parliamentarians, training civil servants and bureaucrats, drafting technical reports and memoranda in the field, and providing detailed advisory work with technical experts. Sujit Choudhry is also an author and has published more than ninety articles, working papers, reports and book chapters.  Check this on

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