Supporting Chile’s Constitution Making Process

The Foundation had its first exploratory mission to Chile in March 2020 and the main objective of this trip, was to seek possibilities on how it can support the constitutional reform process in the country. The Foundation met with various stakeholders – from government, the judiciary, constitutional law experts, academics and civil society. Fruitful meetings took place to establish where the constitution-making process is currently standing and to seek possibilities to constructively support this process when it starts. Initially, the intention is to provide comparative legal research on constitutional law topics as requested by stakeholders.

Furthermore, a secondary goal is to provide a neutral dialogue forum to the different stakeholders to the constitutional making process and support the efforts to identify the most appropriate constitutional system and provisions for the new constitution. This should give Chile’s Constitutional Convention an opportunity to deepen its knowledge of best practices and lessons learnt from other countries’ experience to enable it to determine the most appropriate model for its own new constitution.

Funding

German Foreign Office

Duration

1 March 2020 – 31 December 2020

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