Amnesty International deplores the rejection of a new constitution in Chile
The human rights organization said that it "is only one stage of a constitution process that must continue."
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Through a statement released on Monday, Sept. 5, Amnesty International said that Chile "should continue building the process for a new constitution and thus become a benchmark in human rights."
It also regretted the rejection of the latest constitution on Sunday, Sept. 4, as it was an opportunity to improve the living conditions of people in Chile.
However, the organization celebrated the efforts that have been made in the country to have a fairer and freer society.
The organization called to attention Chile's the current constitution, which was partially reformed in democracy, so it is essential to change it in to address the inequalities that dominate the country.
"With the results of the vote, the Constitution dictated in the times of Augusto Pinochet and that for decades has benefited some people over others, accentuating inequalities and precariousness, will continue to be in force in the country," the organization said in a statement.
Although citizens did not approve the new Constitution, it has been proven that changes are necessary to achieve a fairer country in Chile.
"Staying with the 1980 Constitution implies that those abuses and situations of vulnerability experienced by a large part of Chilean society, which would have found effective answers in the new Magna Carta and its consequent regulations, will no longer be possible in the short and medium term," said Rodrigo Bustos, executive director of Al Chile.
The organization also affirmed said it will continue to work for a change in the constitutional text, to guarantee the commitment to the Latin American country in the framework of human rights.