Chile

Sebastian Silva/AFP/Getty Images
  • Country profile

Overview

Impunity for past and continuing human rights violations remained a concern. Legal proceedings relating to allegations of past crimes under international law and other human rights violations continued; in a few cases, those involved were imprisoned. For much of the year, cases of unnecessary and excessive use of force by the police continued to be dealt with by the military courts. However, a law passed in November excludes civilians from military jurisdiction. Abortion remained criminalized in all circumstances, although some steps were taken to decriminalize it in limited circumstances.

Read more

Death penalty status

Abolitionist for ordinary crimes only

Retains the death penalty only for serious crimes, such as those committed during times of war

News

Media enquiries

Josefina Salomon

Americas Press Officer, +52 (1) 55 42 71 88 75

Our Offices

Section office

Oficina Nacional Huelén 164 - Planta Baja 750 0617 Providencia SANTIAGO

Phone

0056222355945

Fax

0056222356694

Email

info@amnistia.cl

Go to section website

Amnesty International Secretariat Office

View All Contact Info