The second part of the Annual Report presents the arguments for why the participation of children in the constituent process is to be considered. With grounds from international human rights law, as well as from theories about democracy and its legitimacy.
We present a statistical overview of the opinion of children and adolescents on the constituent process. We also analyzed the gaps that the Chilean State has on national regulations that guarantee their participation right.
On the other hand, we analyzed the regulations of the Constitutional Convention to identify if they comply with the international standard for the participation of children and adolescents. From this analysis, we identified challenges and recommendations for the Constitutional Convention.
In this statistical panorama, the opinion of children and adolescents in Chile regarding this decisive process in the country is acknowledged, expressed in the plebiscites raised by the municipalities at the end of 2019, in the Children’s Ombudsmen Children’s Opinion and adolescents 2019 study, and the Consultation of World Vision 2021.
Context of the constituent process
Does Chile fulfill its obligation to guarantee children’s right to participation?
Safeguarding procedure for the participation of children in the constituent process to ensure the legitimacy of a new Constitution
Closing gaps: participation of children in the regulations of the Constitutional Convention
Part Two: Constituent Process