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Sujit Choudhry; the go-to guy on Comparative Constitutional Law


Different countries whether they are monarchial governments or democracies are governed by the law, of course except for the areas that prefer anarchy. But what is evident is that with the law, which is the constitution, it is easier to curb illegal activities. For this reason, there are various personalities with absolute knowledge on the constitutional making processes and issues related to the law. One such individual is Sujit Choudhry. He is renowned worldwide for his exceptional apprehension on comparative constitutional law and politics. As we are all aware, no country can run independently, in one way or another they need each other and that is why recently Sujit Co-authored a letter directed to Spain and Catalonia.

Sujit Choudhry with other experts on constitutional law addressed a letter to Catalan and Spanish governments. Their main agenda was to urge the two to engage in dialogue to bring an end to the current crisis concerning their constitutional issues. Sujit with the experts insists that the two should approach the problem at hand with an open mind to give their citizens peace of mind and at the same time foster peaceful co-existence. They urged president Puigdemont to show the willingness of seceding to Spain. He is to do this by holding a referendum where the voice of Catalans will be heard.

On the other hand, the prime minister of Spain, Rajoy, to be open to secession as well because that is what the citizens want and they ought to be given that opportunity peacefully. For the scholars, they believe that peaceful dialogue and a referendum o allow people air their views will restore peace between the two.  Relevant article to read here, click on law.nyu.edu.

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Sujit Choudhry, who is also an I. Michael Heyman professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley knows the political and comparative law has helped a lot of people including South Africa, Yemen, and Sri Lanka among others. He is also the founder and director of Center for Constitutional Transitions.  Related article on constitutionaltransitions.org.  Born in Delhi and studied in Canada, his interest in law escalated, which later saw him in Harvard School of Law. Since then he has written lots of works, and he continues to influence lots of countries as he is also involved in making constitutions of other nations.  Additional article on works.bepress.com.

Read more about his published work on http://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/u-c-berkeley-law-professor-sujit-choudhry-co-edits-new/article_163b28d6-e9a6-11e6-a1f5-f7dfdfa8c09d.html

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