Charting Justice Reform in Chile A Comparison of the Old and New Systems of Criminal Procedure


Beginning in 2000, Chile launched an ambitious effort to remake its entire system of criminal justice. These reforms involve a new code of criminal procedure, new public institutions such as the National Prosecution Service and office of National Public Defender, as well as new people, new buildings, new views, and new practices. Together with the National Prosecution Service, or Ministerio Público, the Vera Institute has charted these changes, and here reports on some of the important differences between the old system of justice, still functioning in Metropolitan Santiago, and the new system of justice that has gradually taken root in the rest of the country.