Sujit Choudhry and other prominent constitutional law scholars recently wrote an open letter directed to both the Spanish and Catalan governments. The letter primarily focused on the current crisis faced in Catalonia and urged both countries to have a sit down to discuss their differences for a better future.
The Catalonian President Puigdemont is asked to show that he is committed to seceding from Spain. The scholars stated the best way the president can express his commitment is by organizing a referendum that will discuss the Catalonian desires. Moreover, the scholars asked Spain’s Prime Minister Rajoy to come to terms with the fact that Catalans want secession and should not do anything that will affect the Catalans’ desire to express peacefully.
Sujit and his fellow scholars believe that organizing a referendum will help people understand the quest of Catalans for independence which presents a hardship for the Spain constitutional. In conclusion, the prominent scholars wrote that both government sides need to come to a constitutional agreement that will favor both sides and will embrace the ambitions of the Catalan’s citizens.
Sujit co-authored the letter, and the legal scholars comment that it would be best if the people around Catalonia’s and Spain’s borders and those neighboring them have a peaceful discussion to solve their dispute. If they do not resolve the difference, the foundational fundamentals of European Union would be undermined. Read about his views on politically related issues, click on iconnectblog.com.
Spain engaged in brutality recently to keep Catalan from organizing a referendum on its independence which caused tension between the two governments. President Puigdemont postponed the declaration of the independence to hold a dialogue between Catalonia and Spain which is believed to be a right decision. Additional reading on works.bepress.com.
Sujit Choudhry is a famous lawyer who is an alumnus of three law schools which are Harvard, Oxford and Toronto Universities holding three law degrees. Sujit is an I. Michael Heyman Professor of the law at the University of California, Berkeley campus. Sujit has worked hard to promote legal systems.
Mr. Choudhry established the Center of the Constitutional Transitions, a company that helps companies in building constitutional processes like Ukraine, Tunisia, Libya, Nepal, Egypt, Yemen and South Africa among others. Sujit Choudhry is passionate about assisting countries attain constitutional stability. For his timeline activity updates check on crunchbase.com.
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