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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Sujit Choudhry and His Input in Constitutional Law

Professor Sujit Choudhry is the director and founder of Center for Constitutional Transitions. Choudhry founded this organization to offer adequate and updated research to legal advisors all over the world. This institution generates knowledge and mobilizes it to back constitution building.

The Center for Constitutional Transitions guides international professionals in the completion of research projects and come up with policy options that are evidence-based to decision-makers. The organization has worked with many experts from over 25 countries. Currently, Sujit together with International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance is carrying out three research projects; Protecting Democratic Consolidation from Authoritarian Backsliding and Partisan Abuse, Security Sector Reform and Constitutional Transitions in Emerging Democracies and Territorial Cleavages in Constitutional Transitions.

Being a scholar of comparative constitutional law, Choudhry says that it is important for America to pick up from other countries’ successes and failures. For more of Sujit insight and views on thing around his field of interest, hit  Sujit appreciates the comparison of various political and legal environments. Himself is an immigrant with law degrees from three different countries. He has law degrees from the University of Toronto, Harvard University and Oxford University. Sujit has had a significant accomplishment in creating a global knowledge network by bringing together scholars and practitioners from different parts of the world. The global network consists of NGOs, think tanks and multilateral organizations. For a related article, hit on

Sujit Choudhry is an I. Michael Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Before that, he was the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto and the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University. Visit his website, click  Sujit’s comparative constitutional law and politics have made him recognized internationally and has even held talks in countries like Tunisia, Egypt, South Africa, Jordan, Ukraine, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Libya.

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Choudhry subscribes to membership of the United Nations Mediation Roster and has served the U. N Development Program as a consultant on legal issues. He has also been a consultant to World Bank Institute. Sujit has been a clerk to C.J Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Choudhry is an author of several books including; The Constitution Making, and The Migration of Constitutional Ideas. He has also written several reports, working reports, and articles.  Head over to and read here, his recently written article

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