The recent actions by the Catalan and Spanish governments on the crises that have been experienced in Catalonia have interested various people including law scholars. It is hoped that the two governments will have an open-minded discussion that will resolve their constitutional issues for good. Sujit Choudhry and other renowned constitutional law scholars wrote a letter to the governments of Catalonia and Spain requesting them to engage in dialogue.
The Catalonian President was asked to prove his commitment towards the succession from Spain. The Spanish Prime Minister, on the other hand, was asked to respect the Catalonians request since many Catalans agree with this decision. The Catalonians aim is only to express their decision on secession peacefully. The Spanish Prime Minister was requested not to suppress the Catalans expression of what they need.
The Spanish must accept the will of the people of Catalonia. The use of heavy-handed tactics means that Spain has no sense of democracy. The actions of the Spanish have made it seem impossible for them to govern Catalonia without resulting in violence.
Sujit Choudhry and his team of scholars mention that a referendum is what will determine the needs of the Catalonians regarding independence. Since this brings about constitutional difficulties for the Spanish, it is important for both parties to reach a constitutional settlement. This will clearly define the rights of the Spanish and Catalonian people as well as accept the ambitions of the Catalans.
Since not all Catalonians as in agreement with the separation, it is of utmost importance for their opinions to mean something. The majority opinion may not be the best way to follow considering a significant number of Catalonians have doubts regarding this move. Some of them completely despise this subject. Read his views on politically related issues as he tacked questions in an interview, hit on iconnectblog.com.
Sujit Choudhry is the founding director at Center for Constitutional Transitions. He is also a law professor at the University of California. The Center for Constitutional Transitions has managed to work with more than 50 experts from over 25 different countries in building research-based products for various practitioners. Additional article on constitutionaltransitions.org.
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Sujit is well known across the world for his knowledge on political matters as well as comparative constitutional law. Related article on law.nyu.edu. He has managed to advice various international dignitaries in building their country’s constitutions. Sujit Choudhry was invited by both the United Nations Development Program and World Bank to be the World Bank Institute’s consultant. Check sujitchoudhry.com to read more about his advisory works.
Read this article about his published work, visit http://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/u-c-berkeley-law-professor-sujit-choudhry-co-edits-new/article_163b28d6-e9a6-11e6-a1f5-f7dfdfa8c09d.html