Constitutional Law Expert, Sujit Choudhry, Implores the Spanish and Catalan Governments to engage in Dialogue

Sujit Choudhry together with other top constitutional law experts composed an open letter directed to both the Spanish and Catalan governments pleading with them to participate in open-minded dialogue as a means to end the current crisis. The scholars insist that the President of Catalonia should remain firm on the secession quest and arrange for a referendum to affirm the desires of the Catalonian people to secede.

The scholars also recommend that Spanish Prime Minister, Rajoy demonstrates good faith and accepts the wish of the Catalonians by allowing them to exercise their desire peacefully. Any attempts to stop them mounts to rights abuse. To keep the fundamentals of the EU, a peaceful solution to this dispute is the way forward. The brutality vested on Catalonians should never happen again. Catalonian President, Mr. Puigdemont derailed declaration of independence to give dialogue a chance. It seems not every citizen is for the secession idea as the vote revealed. The president must find a way of knowing the actual stand the Catalonians have on the matter. The international community is paying a closer look to see what unfolds.  Check for a related article.

Mr. Choudhry is an accomplished constitutional law expert. He has lectured on political matters in more than 25 countries and offered advisory services for country building in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, South Africa and Nepal among others. In most cases, he achieves a peaceful resolution to all disputes.  To read more of his views on politically related issues, browse this link on

Choudhry works at the University of California’s School of Law as an I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law. He previously served as a dean. Before then, Choudhry was at New York University as the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law. He is a holder of law degrees from the University of Toronto, Havard University, and Oxford University. He also served Canada’s Chief Justice Antonio Lamer as a law clerk. Choudhry is a former Rhodes Scholar. More to read on

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Choudhry is also a Director at the Center for Constitutional Transitions. CCT aims to help countries in constitution building. He also serves as a member of the committee of the International Society of Public Law. He is a member of the United Nations Mediation Roster and has previously offered consultancy to the United Nations Development Program for the World Bank Institute.  To follow his recent tweets, visit his social media page, hit

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