Sujit Choudhry Internationally Recognized Authority on Comparative Law and Constitutional Building Process

There is a constitutionally based rivalry going on between Catalan and Spain currently, and the leading legal scholars from across the globe are trying hard to mediate between the governments of these countries to diffuse tension. Sujit Choudhry is amongst the top constitutional scholars in the world today and is also the founder of the Center of Constitutional Transitions.

Sujit Choudhry has recently written an open letter to the presidents of both these countries, urging them to work logically to avoid escalation of the current crisis. He asked the President Puigdemont of Catalan to arrange for a referendum that would help in understanding the inclination of the people in the nation, and whether they want to secede from Spain or not.

The constitutional scholars also urged the Prime Minister Rajoy of Spain to let the referendum happen in Catalan to know what the people want and not to action anything that can obstruct the smooth processing of a referendum. Sujit Choudhry believes that knowing what the people want is necessary to devise a constitutional solution for peace to prevail between both these countries in the future.  Related article on

He said in the letter that there is no reason why the crisis should escalate further and that the situation can be de-escalated if the governments of both these nations can work together for the best interest of its people. Recently, when a referendum was to be held in Catalan on October 1, Spanish government ordered the forces not to let it happen. The open letter that is co-authored by Sujit Choudhry asks the administration of these two countries to refrain from the use of force and to solve the issue amicably.  Read his views on politically related issues, check

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According to, Sujit Choudhry currently serves as the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at Berkeley College of Law and has previously worked as a professor at the New York Law College as well. Sujit Choudhry has helped many countries in their constitutional building process, such as Tunisia, Egypt, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Libya, and South Africa. Sujit Choudhry is an internationally recognized authority on the constitutional building process and comparative law and regularly speaks on the topic on many important world events.   Read more about his advisory work on

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