Sergio Verdugo on Chilean Constitutional Law
In this episode, Sergio Verdugo, Associate Professor of Law at Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile, discusses his work on constitution-making and constitutional courts in relation to current constitutional disputes in Chile. Verdugo begins by explaining the history of the Chilean Constitution, how it has been rewritten and amendment, and the differing perceptions of its legitimacy. He describes the bifurcated judicial Chilean judicial system, which includes both a Supreme Court and a Constitutional Court, reflects on how the Chilean system draws on other constitutional systems, and explains the relationship between the two Chilean high courts. He discusses a recent controversy, in which the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court have disputed their relative authorship, and reflect on how it should be resolved. And he discusses the constitutional implications of the current state of emergency in Chile. Verdugo is on Twitter at @sergioverdugor. His scholarship is available on SSRN.