Voters Reject Proposed Chilean Constitution

In one of the most recent and significant constitutional plebiscites, the Chilean people have rejected changes to their national constitution that would have created the greatest expansion of rights seen in a modern constitution. CCD Fellows Zachary Elkins and Tom Ginsburg provided comments for The New York Times:

The 170-page text would make the Chilean state, which has long had a limited role in its citizens’ lives, the guarantor of more than 100 rights, more than any other national constitution in the world.

Tom Ginsburg Professor of International Law, The University of Chicago Law School

Chile Votes on Constitution That Would Enshrine Record Number of Rights

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