Sujit Choudhry’s Take on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics

Sujit Choudhry, a professor of law at the University of California and also the director at the Center for Constitutional Transactions. He is a well-recognized international authority on comparative constitutional law and politics. He has been a constitutional advisor for more than 20 years in a wide range of contexts.

Professor Choudhry has done several pieces of research addressing different issues in comparative constitutional law and politics including designing a constitutional tool that changes a violent conflict to a peaceful democratic politics. He has also published working paper reports, over ninety articles, and several book chapters.  To read about his published work, check indiawest.com.

Sujit Choudhry and various leading constitutional law scholars wrote an open letter for both Catalan and Spanish governments on the crisis in Catalonia they required a dialogue intervention on both sides. The aim was to enable the two governments to act in good faith and have an open-minded discussion on the constitutional issue at hand.

The open letter on Catalonia that was co-authored by Sujit Choudhry on the plea for dialogue states that governments; working out a peaceful, orderly, and agreeable ending to disputes will be in the best interest for all individuals within Spain and Catalonians borders including those outside. If not, the ideal foundation of European Union will be undermined.

The scholars proved that the Spanish government did their best to subdue voter turnout, yet it is not clear that the Catalonians have proved the secession and may be amenable to constitutional options that are not nearly as radical as secession. Though Mr. Rajoy is unlikely concerned of the Catalonians wishes and believes that he was justified to tackle the disagreements in a repressive fashion. The scholars are convincing him to understand it is not the case in international law. For views of the professor on politically related issues, hit on iconnectblog.com.

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According to the scholars believe, Mr. Rajoy has to cease forceful tactics when dealing with Catalonians. He must show the willingness to embrace the outcome if the voters decide to become an independent nation. The scholars strictly believe that the referendum is the best choice to measure the will of the people. The Spain government cannot rule without violence since its actions have harmed democracy in both regions thus constitutional dialogue is the correct direction to go.  Additional article on constitutionaltransitions.org.

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