Webinar: Next Generation Constitutionalism: Constitution-Making in Chile [11 March 2021]

Legal scholars talk about their latest research, constitutional law and the global problems of our time
  • When Mar 11, 2021 from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM (Africa/Johannesburg / UTC200)
  • Where Zoom (Virtual meeting)
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Chile has begun an historic constitution-making process.  The new constitution will replace the Pinochet Constitution.  For the first time in history 50% of a constitutional assembly will be women.  There will be reserved seats for the indigenous population.

Last October (25-10-2020), Chileans voted to have a new Constitution in an "entry" referendum. The final stage of the process will be the "exit" referendum, to be held in mid-2022, when Chileans will be asked to ratify the new charter drafted by the Constitutional Convention.  The Constitutional Convention will be elected on April 11, 2021, and will work for 9 to 12 months, starting on May 2021.

Professor Javier Couso, one of Chile’s leading constitutional scholars, joins us to talk about the current constitution and the political landscape, the structure of the constitution-making process, and key issues likely to arise in the constitutional debates.

As background to Professor Couso’s talk please see here: https://youtu.be/NlqRFdkDAM4   


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