The Foundation launches a new project in Chile

The Foundation has been granted funding by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany for the project ‘Supporting Chile’s Constitution Making process’.

After the previous rejection of the constitutional text drafted by the Constitutional Convention in the Referendum of 4 September 2022, political parties in Chile agreed to initiate a new constitution-making process. The new constitutional process, designed as a multistage process, will include two bodies tasked with drafting a constitutional text, namely, a Commission of Experts and a Constitutional Council of 50 elected members. In total, both bodies will have seven months to produce a constitutional text, which will be submitted to a referendum in December 2023.

The Foundation will offer the provision of neutral technical legal assistance to the main bodies of the new process and its members. Assistance provided will be based on comparative research methodology, always respecting the intrinsic local ownership of constitution-making processes.