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Join us for a discussion on the Chilean constitutional reform process with Rodrigo Delaveau, a former Deputy Justice of the Constitutional Court of Chile. In 2019, Chileans voted to initiate a constitutional reform process to replace their existing document, which has roots in the Pinochet dictatorship. The process captured global attention because of its attempt to incorporate a new barrage of environmental and social rights. In a surprising turn of events, however, Chileans recently rejected the proposed constitution by a wide margin. The country has now been plunged into uncertainty with the young President Boric vowing to continue the reform process. Professor and former Deputy Justice Rodrigo Delaveau will share a first hand view of this exciting yet controversial process in person. He has been deeply involved in the process and is flying out from Chile to give Stanford students an update. This is the inaugural event in a year-long series of talks by foreign Supreme Court Justices, sponsored by the Global Trends in Judicial Reform Policy Lab (Professor Zambrano). Chile is a fertile ground to think about questions of comparative constitutional law, judicial reform, and transitions from authoritarianism to democracy.
(Sponsored by: Global Trends in Judicial Reform Policy Lab, Stanford Global Studies, SLLSA)