Sujit Choudhry’s Sentiments on Spain and Catalonia

About Sujit Choudhry

Sujit Choudhry is a renowned professor whose area of expertise is in comparative constitutional law. He is a law professor at the New York University School of Law and was the first Indian to serve as a dean in one of the best law schools in the United States. Sujit Choudhry is a graduate of the University of the Toronto School and earned his B.Sc. from the McGill University. He further serves as the director of the Center of Constitutional Transitions and is a globally recognized figure in the field of politics. What’s more, as a legal expert, he has been on the frontline of spearheading talks on constitution and politics in countries such as Nepal, Jordan, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen among others, view more on (


Sujit Choudry’s Letter to Catalonia and Spanish Governments

Sujit Choudhry was recently involved in a writing letter to the Spanish and Catalan together with some other top law scholars. The letter addressed issues on constitutional affairs where the two nations were urged to have dialogue. One of the problems that the scholars wrote about was regarding the Catalonian president known as Puigdemont who was being asked to be committed to seceding Spain. Also, the prime minister of Spain, Rajoy, was urged to accept the Catalan’s desire of having secession in peace. Further, Sujit Choudhry and his co-authors wrote that for the people to understand the Catalan’s people wishes to be an independent nation, a referendum was necessary. This again meant that both countries had to come together to have a constitutional agreement that would accommodate the Catalan people’s wishes, click

Furthermore, the letter advocates that it is of best interest for both sides to have a peaceful engagement to help in ending the dispute where otherwise it would threaten the fundamentals of the European Union, see ( This was because Spain had already had moves of blocking the Catalan’s referendum for its independence using brutal means, which had led to tension on both sides. Moreover, in their letter, Sujit Choudhry and the law scholars let Rajoy know that it was against the international law to arrest and prosecute the people fighting for the Catalan secession from Spain. In addition, they pointed out that it was also against human rights and would otherwise trigger violence due to the right to autonomy for the Catalonian people.