Sujit Choudhry’s advice to Catalonia and Spain that will lead to their prosperity

A few weeks ago, Sujit Choudhry together with his three associates (Zoran Oklopcic of the University of Edinburgh, Asanga Welikala of Carleton University and Robert Howse of New York University School of Law) wrote to Spain and Catalan governments on the right way to end their political mayhem. He is the author of the letter that would make the two antagonizing governments resolve their issues without any violent conflict. In his letter, he highlighted his concerns to each of these states distinctly.

The renowned global constitutional expert argues that the only way through which Catalonia and Spain will get out of their current problems is to constitute a system through which they can have a constitutional dialogue. He asserts that the discussion would not only lead to the peaceful secession of Catalonia but also the same to the Spain.

Sujit Choudhry persuades Mr. Rajoy the Prime Minister of Spain to hold his horses on the unnecessary arrest and prosecution of those who struggle to have Catalans get their right and freedom – secede. According to reports that the scholar obtained, on 1st November, the Spanish PM subdued the voter turnout to intimidate the Catalonians so that they could not think of any referendums.

On the other hand, Sujit Choudhry begins his address to the president of Catalonia, Mr. Puigdemont by congratulating him for his stand that saw the delay of the declaration of Catalan independence. However, he proceeds to inform him that he should engage his Spain counterpart so that they avoid any form of violence between the two states.

Who is Sujit Choudhry?

Sujit Choudhry is the founding Director of the Centre for Constitutional Transition, and an I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law based at the California University, Berkeley where had previously served as the Dean. He is an international scholar of Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics with more than 20 years’ experience as a consultant for more than ten countries across the globe on the matters of transition from violent to peaceful democratic politics.   Related article on

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As the director of the Centre for Constitutional Transition, Sujit Choudhry has ensured that the organization partner with over 25 countries in the world while at the same time increasing the number of experts to more than 50 today. Other than the states, the organization works together with international entities like think tanks, universities, multinational corporations, and NGOs to ensure there is peace around the world. Sujit Choudhry enlightens the rest of the countries through his publications and presentations.  For his tweets, follow him on his social media page on  He has published more than 200 document including book chapters, articles, reports and work Papers since 2006 to date.  More of his published work on

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