Lecture: Chile’s constitutional moment to the couch

Professor Dr. Rodrigo Correa González, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile)

Date: 09.10.2023, 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Room 302-03, 3rd floor | Sigmund Freud University | Freudplatz 3, 1020 Vienna


On October 18, 2019, severe riots broke out in Chile. The government was helpless to establish public order, and the situation quickly unfolded into a severe political crisis. Trying to find a way out of the crisis, on November 15th most political parties agreed on a road map to replace the constitution. A referendum was held on October 26th, 2020, with 78,28% in favor of a new constitution. On 15 and 16 May, 2021, deputies for a Constitutional Convention were elected. After a year’s work, the Convention proposed a new Constitution which was put to a popular vote on September 4, 2021. The proposal was rejected by a 61,89%. Chile is now undergoing a second process. Is it possible to make sense of all these constitutional fluctuations?


Please register until 08.10.23: konrad.lachmayer@jus.sfu.ac.at


Rodrigo P. Correa G. is professor of law at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago, where he teaches constitutional law, courts, and public international law. He is a graduate from Universidad de Chile and holds an Ll.M. and a J.S.D. from Yale Law School. He has been a substitute judge at the Chilean Supreme Court.