A year after the secession vote, Spain and Catalonia are yet to come up with the ideal resolution to put the political turmoil that has been rocking the two regions at rest. This has resulted in significant economic and social setbacks, not only to the two areas but to the entire European Union block. As a result, the conflict between the two nations has turned into a matter of international interest, forcing expert law scholars like Sujit Choudhry to jump into action.
With the help of a few other seasoned constitutional scholars like himself, Sujit Choudhry recently penned down a letter to Catalonia and Spain. In the letter, the scholars highlight why the issue has been worsening with each wake and also go on to give a few solutions that will help solve the problem, refer to (Linkedin.com).
Historically, Catalonia is a wealthy semi-autonomous region, situated in the north-east of Spain. It boasts its police force and even controls some of its public reserves. The conflict between Spain and Catalonia arose after Catalonians expressed their desire to secede from Spain, look on (Patch.com).
While breaking away from Spain might be easy on Catalonia, it will cause a constitutional crisis in Spain. The conflict has been further worsened by the prime minister’s violation of international law. The minister issued the arrest and prosecution of secession proponents during the referendum causing even more unrest.
What is the solution?
According to Sujit and his fellow scholars, the only way to come up with a resolution is to carry out a referendum that will allow Catalonians to vote for what they want. The scholars urge Catalonia’s president to draft a referendum as it will not only allow Catalonians to express their desires but will also prove his commitment. They also encouraged Spain’s leaders not to engage in any activities that might violate or subdue voter turnout, find out more on statuslabs.com.
Who is Sujit Choudhry?
Sujit Choudhry is a seasoned expert in law matters. Mr. Choudhry has been practicing for over three decades now and holds academic accreditations from facilities such as Harvard and Oxford. He is the founder and director of the center for constitutional transitions and has been part of numerous constitution building and peacemaking processes.