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Sujit Choudhry’s Open Letter to Catalonia and Spain

The Spanish and Catalan governments have been in conflict regarding the secession of Catalonia for some time now. A group of experts in constitutional law including Sujit Choudhry wrote an open letter to the two governments imploring them to use dialogue to solve their issues. The experts urged the president of Catalonia, Puidgemont, to take steps to show his commitment to seceding. The prime minister of Spain, Rajoy, was also asked not to interfere with the wishes of the Catalans to secede from Spain.

The two governments resolving their issues amicably will be beneficial to the people living in both Catalonia and Spain and beyond. This can be achieved through a referendum, which would enable people to understand what both sides want and what the challenges are. Something else that was addressed in the letter was the fact that while the majority of Catalans do want to secede, many are against it. Therefore, the views of all these people need to be taken into account to ensure that the decision that is arrived at is representative of the wishes of the Catalans as a whole.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a world-renowned expert in issues to do with politics and constitutional law. He has extensive experience in the field, and has worked with many governments to help them build their constitutions. Some of the countries he has worked with include Nepal, Egypt, South Africa, Libya, Yemen, Ukraine and Tunisia among others. More of his advisory works is discussed on sujitchoudhry.com.

According to blogs.law.nyu.edu, Sujit Choudhry works at the University of California, Berkley as a professor of law. He also works at the Center for Constitutional Transitions, and is currently the director. He has given lectures on matters to do with constitutional law in more than 20 countries. Sujit Choudhry has also published a number of books on constitutional law. Check about his published work here, check indiawest.com.

Conclusion

Many countries have benefited from Sujit Choudhry’s advice on constitutional matters. He strives to ensure that countries resolve their constitutional issues in the best way possible for the good of all the parties involved either directly or indirectly. Spain and Catalonia should do what has been recommended by Sujit Choudhry and the other constitutional experts to avoid any further political strife.  For his recent timeline activities, head over to this.

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Sujit Choudhry discusses constitutional challenges facing Ukrainian presidential system

Sujit Choudhry is a renowned expert on comparative constitutional law. He serves as the Director for Constitutional Transitions. Sujit has written and published more than 60 works on the constitution, especially in emerging democracies. He has a wealth of experience that spans over several decades. Due to his nature of work, Sujit spends a significant portion of his time with his boots on the ground.

In his career, Sujit Choudhry has visited numerous countries from numerous parts of the globe where helps them to formulate and review their constitutional systems. In 2003, Sujit and a team of constitutional experts went to Sri Lanka to help the country to resolve the stalemate that it was facing. Sujit and his team had gone to propose a federalist solution to the country that was engulfed in ethnic conflict. They passed through barricaded roads, burnt villages and checked point guarded by the militia. The conflict in the country did not deter them from achieving their objective.

Sujit and another team of constitutional experts engaged in similar activities in Nepal in 2007and 2010. They were advocating for constitutional negotiations. Choudhry has also appeared three times before the Canadian Supreme court. At the time, he was giving his expert opinion in the highly publicized case of Omar Khadr.

This year, Sujit joined another team of constitutional experts on 10th July in Kiev. Sujit and his team were discussing the semi-presidential system of the Ukrainian government. During the meeting, they also talked about the many challenges facing the Ukrainian presidential system.   Read and learn from his blogs, visit him here.

The workshop was hosted by various organizations that include Internationa Institute for democracy, the center of policy and legal reform and the electorate assistance. Other organizations that majorly contributed towards the workshop include intergovernmental organizations that support sustainable democracy throughout the world.

Sujit pointed out the numerous challenges facing the presidential system in Ukraine and went ahead to float solutions that can help to stabilize the country.   Keep up with his latest timeline activities, check crunchbase.com.

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a renowned professor of Law at the University of California, Berkely Law School. He is the founder and the Director of Constitutional Transitions.  Check blogs.law.nyu.edu.  The organization works with legal and constitutional experts from around the world to develop and review constitution for emerging democracies.  Additional article on works.bepress.com.

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Sujit Choudhry’s Contributions to Law

Sujit Choudhry is the professor of Law at the University of California. He was previously a professor of Law in New York University and the school chair in Toronto University. He is internationally recognized in politics since he has spoken in more than 24 countries in the world. Sujit has contributed much into the making of the constitution in countries like Nepal, Tunisia, Ukraine, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, and Sri Lanka among others. He holds law degrees from Harvard University, Toronto and Oxford University. He once served as a law clerk in the Supreme Court of Canada under Chief Justice Antonio Lamer. A Note-worthy article here.

Sujit Choudhry has done research on constitutional design and politics, which helps to manage power transition. He has published more than one hundred books and articles. He has also contributed in some book chapters and writing of reports. Some of the books he has written include The Migration of Constitutional Ideas (Cambridge, 22060, The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (Oxford, 2016), Constitutional Marketing (Edward Elgar, 2016), and Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation? (Oxford, 2008).  Related article on constitutionaltransitions.org.

Professor Sujit Choudhry is the founder and Director of Centre for Constitutional Transitions. This organization mobilizes knowledge in order to build a strong constitution through networking with experts across the globe. The company has partnered with NGOs, Universities and multilateral organizations. His company is among the leaders in the world in terms of quality collaborative projects that entail reforms in young democratic nations in the world. He is also a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster and a consultant to World Bank in the United Nations Development project.  For added reference, check on independent.academia.edu.

Professor Choudhry has managed to help 185 constitutions to be drafted and adopted into the system across the world since 1978. He is a dedicated man who is focused on living a free, fair and just society through the constitution he has contributed. He always spends time reading and finding better ways of focusing on new laws that can guard citizens without oppressing them.  To read his blogs, visit him on his linkedin.com page..

Sujit Choudhry is currently overseeing research with other partners around the world. He spends little time in writing than it is in reading and comparing new research. According to him, you must always be ahead of the game by reading more articles.  Additional reading on blogs.law.nyu.edu.

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