Sujit Choudhry Addresses the Crisis in Catalan

Sujit Choudhry prides himself as aMichael Heyman Professor of Law from the University of California renowned for his vast knowledge of comparative constitutional law and politics. Sujit Choudhry is an alumnus of Harvard Law school and the University of Toronto. His in-depth field experience as an advisor to constitution building in countries such as Egypt, Libyan and South Africa demonstrates how valuable his skill is.  To read more of his advisory work, click on sujitchoudhry.com.

With over ninety published articles, book chapters and papers he is no doubt well versed on the field. Professor Choudhry currently serves as the director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions.  Check indiawest.com.  The body’s’ major responsibility is the generalization and mobilization of knowledge in support of constitution building. He is a member of the Mediation Roster, and also works as a consultant to the World Bank Institute.  Related article on constitutionaltransitions.org.

Professor Choudhry’s research addresses constitutional design as a tool in the management of the transition from violent conflict to peaceful democratic rights. It is from such a viewpoint that he and other constitutional law scholars wrote an open letter to the Catalan and Spanish governments. The scholars state that constitutional settlement should be adopted recognizing the rights of both sides while accepting the Catalan people’s ambitions.

In the letter, Professor Choudhry and the scholars illustrate that it is in the best interests of residents of theSpanish and Catalonian government to work out an amicable and orderly ending of the dispute to prevent the undermining of foundation ideals of the European Union. It was discovered that Spain tried its best to derail the Catalonian people from holding a referendum and that the Catalonian government used heavy-hand techniques to deal with its people. The open letter co-authored by Sujit Choudhry addresses this issue and warns of an imminent infringement of human rights.  Read more of his views on politically related issues, hit on iconnectblog.com.

Relevant article here.

Sujit Choudhry is known all over the world for his vast knowledge of comparative constitutional law and politics. In the open letter, the scholars present that a constitutional dialogue is of high importance for the two governments to resolve the issue at hand.

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