Sujit Choudhry Discusses Threats To Free Nations

Recently, there are countries that are facing threats to their democratic order. And one constitutional expert is now pointing out exactly what threats are being faced by each individual nation. That expert, Sujit Choudhry, has been examining what makes democracies work for decades.

Mr. Choudhry recently authored a book called “Constitutional Democracies in Crisis?” (https://works.bepress.com/sujit_choudhry/) .  The book is highlighting a trend where more and more nations are facing a threat to their democracies. And one of those countries happens to be the home of the free world – the United States.

Highlighting one tweet, in particular, Mr. Choudhry pointed out how former Attorney General Eric Holder called for peaceful protests if President Trump would happen to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mr. Choudhry pointed out how unusual it was for a law enforcement officer to call for a non-legal solution to a constitutional crisis. And the fact that peaceful protests are a “self-enforcing way” for citizens to ensure a free democracy.

Going further, Mr. Choudhry said that one of the great self-governing mechanisms in a free democracy is the fact that the Head of State has to face term-limits. In many dictatorships, the head of a state will suspend elections in order to seize power. For more of his views, click on iconnectblog.com.

One of the places where Sujit Choudhry sees a threat to democracy is in Poland where the far-right Law and Justice Party or the PiS has taken over the legislature in 2015. Since then, Mr. Choudhry believes that the PiS has been working to tear down the constitutional law in the Eastern European country.

Sujit Choudhry is the Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law. He also served as the Dean of the Law School. For several decades, Mr. Choudhry has been an expert in constitutional law. In addition to his position at Berkley, Mr. Choudhry is also the Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions, which helps guide policymakers on constitutional law. As countries face new political and ideological challenges, Sujit Choudhry will continue to inform and guide policymakers on the workings of a constitutional democracy.

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Sujit Choudhry Is Working To Help Countries Create Stability Through Constitutional Law

Recently, Sujit Choudhry in conjunction with other legal scholars composed an open letter addressing the governments of both Spain and Catalonia. The letter was created in hopes to encourage dialogue between the two entities about their selected constitutional laws. The people of Catalan wish to secede from Spain, and it is believed that such a discussion will make the wishes of the people known and also give all involved parties an idea of Catalan’s intentions. The letter is designed to help incite peaceful dialogue that will benefit everyone involved.

The letter is a way to help protect the interests of both parties while simultaneously protecting the European Union. Spain has unfortunately resorted to aggressive tactics to prevent a referendum to move Catalan further towards a state of independence. Earlier, Catalonian President Puidgdemont postponed the declaration of independence to encourage further dialogue with Spain. In the meantime, Prime Minister Rajoy of Spain is using legal tactics to prevent voter turnout and to suppress the movement to secede from Spain.

Along with several other notable scholars, Sujit Choudhry is a Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkely where he also serves as Dean. In addition to this title, he is also a founding director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions. His specialty is comparative constitutional law as well as politics. He has worked extensively with many foreign dignitaries from countries all over the world.  In an article, the professor shared his views on politically related issues, read this on iconnectblog.com.

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Previously, Sujit Choudhry was the Scholl Chair at the University of Toronto and a Professor of Law at New York University. Based on blogs.law.nyu.edu, some of the countries that he has had hands-on experience helping to build constitutional law include South Africa, Nepal, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Yemen, and Ukraine. Sujit Choudhry has law degrees from Harvard, Toronto, and Oxford. Mr. Choudhry has extensive documentation, research, and field experience which makes him one of the most experienced Constitutional Law experts in the world.  To read his blogs, visit his linkedin.com page.

Read an article 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