Chile: UN experts alarmed over impunity in Chile

On 27 November 2023, UN special rapporteurs on peaceful assembly and association and on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions publicly called on Chilean authorities to “advance the prosecution and sanction of state agents responsible for crimes committed during the 2019-2020 protests”. In a sharp statement, they raised their alarm at the lack of criminal prosecution of any police commander and reiterated that “it is the responsibility of the state to hold commanders accountable.” We urge the Prosecutor of the Centre-North Metropolitan Region to, should sufficient evidence exist, formally charge the commanders of Carabineros who could be responsible for these violations.

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