Sujit Choudhry Advises On How to End the Crises in Catalan

Several top constitutional law scholars, including Sujit Choudhry, wrote an open letter to Spanish and Catalan governments regarding the crisis in Catalonia, which has made it difficult for the concerned sides to participate in a dialogue. Sujit, his friends, and people from all corners of the world hope that the two governments will come together and talk about the constitutional issues at hand.

The letter demands the Puigdemont, the president of Catalan, to call for a referendum to give Catalonians a chance to say what they think about secession demands. The letter also demands the Prime Minister of Spain to give Catalonians what they want peacefully, more info on ( The letter makes it crystal clear that Catalonians have rights just like other people and it’s important for the two governments to accept their ambitions.


The arrest of Puigdemont

The constitutional crises became worse in 2018 immediately after the arrest of Mr Puigdemont. The arrest was done in Germany because the Spanish Government thought that the Germany Government would extradite him to Spain to answer questions regarding the charges of corruption, rebellion, and sedition brought on by the Spanish Government, useful source on

However, the courts in Germany ruled out the case stating that the definition of word rebellion under German law is different from the definition under the Spanish law. Mr Puigdemont was then released and taken back to Belgium. This was another huge defeat for the Government of Spain, view (


More about Sujit Choudhry

Besides being a professor of law at the famous University of California, Berkeley, Sujit Choudhry holds an important position at the Centre for Constitutional Transitions. Sujit Choudhry is known from different corners of the world due to his extensive understanding of politics as well as comparative constitutional law. He has been the advisor to experts working on constitutions of countries such as South Africa, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Tunisia, Napal, Egypt, Libya, Ukraine, and Yemen. He wrote the open letter to Spain and Catalan with the help of three law experts: Robert Howse, Zoran Oklopcic, and Asanga Welikala.

The main aim of the Center for Constitutional Transitions is to get the knowledge to use when constructing constitutions. Experts from all walks of life take part in research studies for quality results. Entities that take part in these studies are NGOs, multilateral organisations, think tanks, and Universities, click