Sujit Choudhry, Other Constitutional Lawyers Call for Dialogue between Catalonia and Spain

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.

About Sujit Choudhry

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 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 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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Sujit Choudhry’s Passion For Emerging Democracies

Sujit Choudhry took to the center stage to drum his support for the constitutional reviews targeting the democracies various countries while answering questions directed to him on an interview by CEOCFO magazine. Being a scholar of comparative constitutional law, Sujit pointed out that the world is facing a constitutional stress and even the United States of America that is believed to have a stable constitution is at risk since the false perception of it being exceptional is already flawed. The attitude that should be adopted by nations is never to allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good because every setback comes with an opportunity for something better. Related article on

Sujit Choudhry has participated in the construction of democratic constitutions of various countries in the world alongside transforming the operational ones. During these sessions, he picked vital information from the questions that arose and that informed his desire to start up a company that would be able to provide advisory services. His organization, Center of Constitution transitions conducts the research and mobilization of up to date information that drums support for the assembling, building, and restructuring of the constitutions of the world’s leading nations.  Additional article to read on

Sujit Choudhry studied law degrees in three different countries granting him sufficient knowledge and legal information to deal with various political environments in the formation of constitutions that are up to date with the current trends of the world. His current aim is to assemble a team that can handle the diversity of the constitutions of different countries of the world in line with the language differences that languages that are spoken all over the globe. Sujit also aims at collaborating with other firms to conduct research that aims at aiding the electoral processes of various nations. To read blogs and have updates on his timeline activities, click this.

Sujit’s desire and prowess in his area of specialization has earned him an international recognition of politics and comparative constitutional law.  Additional info on   He also doubles up as a professor of Law at the University of California and also as the director of his organization, Center for Constitutional Transitions. It mobilizes information to support his constitution building networks across the world.  To keep up-to-date to his latest work, check

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