Sujit Choudhry on the Solution to the Crisis in Catalonia

Sujit Choudhry and other constitutional experts wrote an open letter to the Spanish and Catalan governments addressing the crisis in Catalonia and asking both parties to engage in a dialogue. The constitutional scholars stated that it would be best for everyone within and outside Catalonia and Spain if the two governments will come together and work out a peaceful, organized and agreeable solution to the crisis.   For more of his views on politically related issues, click on

To the President of Catalonia, Mr. Puigdemont, the scholars asked him to show his commitment to seceding from Spain. The letter stated that the best way he can do that is by arranging a referendum that confirms the Catalan’s desires.

The scholars say that the referendum will help people to understand that the Catalan’s quest for independence will cause difficulties for the Spanish constitutional order. This means that both Spanish and Catalan governments must hold a dialogue to come up with a constitutional settlement that will include the rights of both sides and accept the wishes of the Catalan people.

The constitutional experts asked the Prime Minister of Spain, Mr. Rajoy, to accept that most Catalans want secession to take place and that he should allow them to express that desire peacefully. Spain had made a more tensed situation to become even worse by preventing Catalan from holding a referendum regarding its independence.

In the end, Sujit Choudhry and the other constitutional experts indicated that the best way to determine what the people want is to hold a referendum.

Background Information

Mr. Sujit Choudhry serves as the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. The company creates and organizes data that supports constitution building by assembling international experts to do research projects that provide proved policy options to practitioners. It has operated with over fifty constitutional experts from more than twenty-five countries. For further reference about the professor, head over to this.

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Sujit Choudhry has been a constitutional advisor for over two decades. He is recognized globally for his in-depth knowledge of comparative constitutional law and politics. His profound field experience in constitution building process is due to the research he has done while being an advisor to foreign dignitaries in several countries including Tunisia, South Africa, Nepal, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Ukraine, Jordan and Sri Lanka.  Refer to for additional article.

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