The calls for dialogue between Catalan and Spanish government have been echoed by several leading constitutional law scholar and among them, Sujit Choudhry. These calls have been made in efforts to end the current crisis with each side being urged to have an open mind and good faith when discussing their constitutional issues. Scholars have called on President Puigdemont of Catalonia to demonstrate his commitment to the task of secession from Spain. Acceding to the letter penned by these scholars, they have urged the president to arrange for a referendum that will reflect and confirm what the people of Catalonia desire.
They urge that both sides will have to come to a constitutional settlement that recognises the rights that exist across both sides which also takes into account the ambitions of Catalan People. In the letter co-authored by Professor Sujit Choudhry, these scholars argue that a peaceful and orderly agreement should be reached by both sides since it is in the best interests of the people on both sides of the divide.
He is the I. Michael Heyman Law Professor at the University of California’s School of Law. Sujit Choudhry served as the dean of the same institution. Sujit has been the Cecilia Goetz Professor of law at New York University and the University of Toronto’s Scholl Chair. He is the founding director of the Centre of Constitutional Transitions. Sujit is widely known for his expertise in comparative constitutional law. He has helped foreign dignitaries build constitutions in their own countries that including South Africa Sri Lanka Yemen, Ukraine, Egypt, Nepal, and Libya among others. Refer to blogs.law.nyu.edu for related reading.
Sujit Choudhry has an experience spanning 20 years in different and broad contexts of law. He has facilitated public dialogue sessions with civil society groups, other stakeholders and has also performed advisory work with other technical experts. Sujit has also published more than ninety articles, book chapters and has also authored several books which include The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, Constitution Making, and The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution among others. Check indiawest.com to read more about his published work. Sujit sits at the United Nations Mediation Roster and consults for the World Bank and UNDP. Hop over to this to keep up-to-date with his latest timeline activities.
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