Sujit Choudhry Offers Advice to Leaders of Spain and Catalonia

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An established group of constitutional law scholars, including Sujit Choudhry, organized to wrote a letter to the governments of Spain and Catalonia regarding their current constitutional crisis. At the time the letter was written dialogue between the two sides of the crisis had broken down to the point where discussion was not happening at all.

These scholars called for open and frank discussions to occur, and counseled each side on the importance of allowing communication to continue. Sujit Choudhry and other scholars gave specific ideas to both sides that would help demonstrate their willingness to work together, as well as clearly define where their side was drawing their strength behind their cause from. This included the organization of a referendum, and peaceful demonstration.

Above all, Sujit Choudhry and his fellow scholars note the importance of listening to the will of the people in their calls for independence, that their view be recognized. At the same time it implores Catalonia in understanding what their wishes would mean for the Spanish government and constitution, so that all involved would understand the constitutional order that would be needed in order to gain independence.

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Sujit Choudhry is a recognized leader in constitutional law, and works as a professor at the University of California, Berkley. He founded the Center for Constitutional Transitions where he advises leaders in creating strong constitutions for their own countries, see ( Because of his knowledge in politics, and international constitutional law, Choudhry has served both the United Nations and the World Bank. In order to spread his ideas and instill methods to address constitutional law, Choudhry believes in in depth research and field experience talking to the people of countries that are experiencing constitutional crisis.

His methods have been shared across publications, news articles, books, and in the classroom, watch more details here on ( Most importantly though is the work he does with leaders of emerging governments to help them determine what their constitution will look like.

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