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The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions in 194 constitutions from around the world. The Database was updated in partnership with the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Japan. Experience its wealth and depth of information by starting your search now.

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Chile, English

The Constitution assures to all persons:
1. The right to life and to the physical and psychological integrity of the person.
The law protects the life of those about to be born.
… (Art. 19)

Chile, Spanish

La Constitución asegura a todas las personas:
1º.- El derecho a la vida y a la integridad física y psíquica de la persona.
La ley protege la vida del que está por nacer.
… (Art. 19)

Government

Chile, English

The special attributions of the President of the Republic [are]:

7. To appoint and remove at his will the Ministers of State, … (Art. 32)

Chile, Spanish

Son atribuciones especiales del Presidente de la República:

7º.- Nombrar y remover a su voluntad a los ministros de Estado, … (Art. 32)

Legislature

Chile, English

The Senate is composed of members elected by direct vote in senatorial circumscriptions, in consideration of the regions of the country, each one of which will constitute, at the least, one circumscription. The respective constitutional organic law will determine the number of Senators, the senatorial circumscriptions and the form of their election.
... (Art. 49)

Chile, Spanish

El Senado se compone de miembros elegidos en votación directa por circunscripciones senatoriales, en consideración a las regiones del país, cada una de las cuales constituirá, a lo menos, una circunscripción. La ley orgánica constitucional respectiva determinará el número de Senadores, las circunscripciones senatoriales y la forma de su elección.
... (Art. 49)

Legislature

Chile, English

To be elected Deputy [it] is required to be a citizen with the right of suffrage, [to] have become twenty-one years of age, [to] have completed secondary education, or [the] equivalent, and [to] have residence in the region to which the corresponding electoral district pertains for a period no less than two years, counted backwards from the date of the election. (Art. 48)

Chile, Spanish

Para ser elegido diputado se requiere ser ciudadano con derecho a sufragio, tener cumplidos veintiún años de edad, haber cursado la enseñanza media o equivalente, y tener residencia en la región a que pertenezca el distrito electoral correspondiente durante un plazo no inferior a dos años, contado hacia atrás desde el día de la elección. (Art. 48)

Legislature

Chile, English

The Chamber of Deputies is composed of members elected in direct voting by electoral districts. The respective constitutional organic law will determine the number of deputies, the electoral districts and the form of their election.
… (Art. 47)

Chile, Spanish

La Cámara de Diputados está integrada por miembros elegidos en votación directa por distritos electorales. La ley orgánica constitucional respectiva determinará el número de diputados, los distritos electorales y la forma de su elección.
… (Art. 47)

Electoral Bodies

Chile, English

A special tribunal, which will be denominated the Qualifying Tribunal of Elections, will take cognizance of the general scrutiny and of the qualification of the elections of President of the Republic, of Deputies and Senators; it will resolve the complaints which derive from them and will proclaim those who are elected. Said Tribunal will take cognizance, likewise, of the plebiscites and will have the other attributions that the law determines.
... (Art. 95)

Chile, Spanish

Un tribunal especial, que se denominará Tribunal Calificador de Elecciones, conocerá del escrutinio general y de la calificación de las elecciones de Presidente de la República, de diputados y senadores; resolverá las reclamaciones a que dieren lugar y proclamará a los que resulten elegidos. Dicho Tribunal conocerá, asimismo, de los plebiscitos, y tendrá las demás atribuciones que determine la ley.
... (Art. 95)

Electoral Bodies

Chile, English

An autonomous organ [organismo] with its own [propios] juridical personality and patrimony, denominated [the] Electoral Service [Servicio Electoral], will exercise the administration, supervision [supervigilancia] and fiscal control of the electoral and plebiscitary processes; of the fulfillment of the norms concerning transparency, limit and control of the electoral expenditure; of the norms concerning the political parties, and [of] the other functions that an organic constitutional law specifies.
... (Art. 94bis)

Chile, Spanish

Un organismo autónomo, con personalidad jurídica y patrimonio propios, denominado Servicio Electoral, ejercerá la administración, supervigilancia y fiscalización de los procesos electorales y plebiscitarios; del cumplimiento de las normas sobre transparencia, límite y control del gasto electoral; de las normas sobre los partidos políticos, y las demás funciones que señale una ley orgánica constitucional.
... (Art. 94bis)

Political Rights and Association

Chile, English

The Constitution assures to all persons:

15. The right to associate without prior permission.
In order to have juridical personality, associations must be constituted in conformity with the law.
No one can be obligated to belong to an association.
Associations contrary to morals, to public order and to the security of the State, are prohibited.
… (Art. 19)

Chile, Spanish

La Constitución asegura a todas las personas:

15º.- El derecho de asociarse sin permiso previo.
Para gozar de personalidad jurídica, las asociaciones deberán constituirse en conformidad a la ley.
Nadie puede ser obligado a pertenecer a una asociación.
Prohíbense las asociaciones contrarias a la moral, al orden público y a la seguridad del Estado.
… (Art. 19)

Legislature

Chile, English

To be elected Senator [it] is required to be a citizen with the right of suffrage, [to] have completed secondary education or the equivalent and [to] have attained thirty-five years of age [by] the day of the election. (Art. 50)

Chile, Spanish

Para ser elegido senador se requiere ser ciudadano con derecho a sufragio, haber cursado la enseñanza media o equivalente y tener cumplidos treinta y cinco años de edad el día de la elección. (Art. 50)

Head of State

Chile, English

To be elected President of the Republic it is required to have Chilean nationality according to that provided in Numerals 1 or 2 of Article 10; to have attained thirty-five years of age and possess the other requirements necessary to be a citizen with the right of suffrage.
… (Art. 25)

Chile, Spanish

Para ser elegido Presidente de la República se requiere tener la nacionalidad chilena de acuerdo a lo dispuesto en los números 1º ó 2º del artículo 10; tener cumplidos treinta y cinco años de edad y poseer las demás calidades necesarias para ser ciudadano con derecho a sufragio.
… (Art. 25)