Mending Constitutions-Sujit Choudhry

An open letter was recently penned by several legal professionals led by Sujit Choudhry. The letter was addressing the Spanish and the Catalan governments due to the crisis experienced in Catalonia to urge both governments to accept dialogue. The issue to be discussed is the constitution and the attorneys hope that the leaders of the two governments will agree to sit down and discuss the constitution. The letter addressed to both Catalonian President and the Spanish Prime Minister. Puigdemont who is the President of Catalan was asked to show his devotion form separating from Spain. The lawyers believe that the only way the President can show the commitment is by organizing for a referendum which will allow the people of Catalan to show their desires. On the other hand, Rajoy who is the Prime Mister of Spain was asked to allow the Catalan people to exercise their rights and to avoid anything that will hinder them from expressing their desire.

Sujit Choudhry is a scholar and a lawyer by profession. He is an internationally recognized attorney in areas concerning comparative constitution law, as well as politics. Mr. Sujit Choudhry is the I. Michael Heyman professor of law at the University of California Berkeley School of law. He has a vast experience in the constitutional law and has been in the forefront of either amending or making a fresh constitution in various countries in the world. For further reading, check on his website at

Some of the countries Sujit has worked with in the making of the constitution include; Libya, South Africa, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Egypt, Ukraine, Yemen as well as Jordan. Sujit Choudhry has spoken and even lectured in several countries on the constitution as well as political laws.  Refer to for additional reading.

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He is a leader who ever since he began his career in the legal industry has portrayed a positive character. Sujit is the Founder and the Director of Center for Constitution Transformation. The group was created with a primary aim of producing and rallying skills to support the building of the constitution by gathering as well as leading global experts to complete thematic research projects that are meant to provide evidence-based policy options to consultants. Sujit Choudhry is also a published author who has write n several books including; Constitution Design for Divided Society, as well as Constitution Making among others.  Read about his published work here on

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