A constitutional process is underway to draft a new constitution, largely in response to massive demonstrations in 2019. Chile’s police responded to those protests with excessive force. Structural changes to prevent police misconduct and strengthen oversight and accountability are still pending. The conflict between Mapuche communities and the Chilean state over land rights, political representation, and security continues. President Gabriel Boric’s administration has consistently promoted human rights abroad, regardless of the ideology of the government committing the abuses. Chile faces important human rights challenges regarding migrants, refugees, women, children, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

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