Chilean Chapter

The Chilean Chapter of the International Society of Public Law (hereinafter: ICON·S) is established to create a diverse and interdisciplinary academic forum to discuss contemporary Public Law challenges, including administrative law, constitutional law, international law, and related fields such as political science, political theory, jurisprudence, and political history. It will be an intergenerational working space that will include both established scholars and junior academics. It will seek to provide an academic space for scholars using diverse methodologies and coming from different legal education backgrounds. It will also serve as a link between the Chilean academia and the international forum that the Society offers. In its composition, the Chapter will promote the following principles: regional and political diversity, gender balance and academic excellence.

The aim of the Chilean Chapter is to pursue the mission of ICON·S within Chile.

I. The Chapter is established in order to:

  1. Promote the values of ICON·S, including a commitment with an interdisciplinary approach to public law, and the values associated with human rights, democratic constitutionalism, and the rule of law.
  2. Promote the expansion of ICON·S in Chile and Latin America, collaborate with other ICON·S chapters and with Chilean academic organizations that share the values of ICON·S, but remain distinct from them.
  3. Promote early-career scholars, especially but not exclusively, from underrepresented groups.

II. The Chapter shall:

  1. Be organized in a way that reflects its commitments to gender balance, inter-generational dialogue, regional and political diversity.
  2. Regularly disseminate notice of its events and activities via ICONnect and IberICONnect, and communicate an annual summary of its activities to the ICON·S Executive Committee.
  3. Be subject in its scope, governance and membership, to periodic reviews by the members of the ICON·S Executive Committee.
  4. Promote joining ICON·S and paying the ICON·S annual membership fee.

III. Governance of the Chapter:

The Chapter is governed by three institutions: the co-chairs, the Executive Secretaries and the Advisory Board. The co-chairs, executive secretaries, and the board members’ identities, as a whole, shall reflect the Chapter’s commitment to gender balance, academic excellence, and age diversity. The co-chairs cannot be affiliated to the same academic institutions, and the Board should be composed of members coming from at least five separate institutions.

  1. The co-chairs

The Advisory Board will appoint the co-chairs among its members by a two-thirds majority of the members present during the corresponding meeting. The co-chairs will have a three-year tenure, and they can be renewed for one time. If one of the co-chairs resign, the Board will appoint a replacement for the time left.

The co-chairs will make decisions by agreement. They will be able to create administrative positions and appoint an executive secretary. If necessary, the co-chairs can appoint more than one executive secretary. Also, the co-chairs may establish working groups of the Chapter to organize events and activities and other committees they consider relevant to support the Chapter’s administrative and academic tasks. The co-chairs will inform the Board about the appointments, working groups, and committees they create.

The co-chairs can decide that the Chapter supports workshops, symposia, and colloquia as considered appropriate. The Chapter may also organize conferences, webinars, workshops, mooting, essay competitions, or similar activities as deemed appropriate by the co-chairs.

Each year, the co-chairs will communicate an annual summary of their activities to the ICON·S Executive Committee, the Advisory Board, and the Chapter members. 

2. The Advisory Board

The Board will be composed of 15 members. The Board members will hold office for three yearsThey will be elected by the members of the Chapter. A member of the board can be re-elected for an additional term or terms. The electoral rules will be proposed by the co-chairs and approved by two-thirds of the Board members. These rules will include a mechanism to ensure that at least a third of the Board’s members will be replaced. The electoral rules should also reflect the Chapter’s commitment to gender balance. Elections are to be held by email, online survey, or similar electronic means. Only members of the Chilean Chapter are eligible to stand for and vote in elections for membership of the Advisory Board. Only members that have an active ICON·S membership can vote and be elected as members of the Board and as co-chairs. Providing a statement of self-confirmation of the membership status will be a sufficient condition to exercise these rights.

The Board will vote for the co-chairs after its installment. If necessary, the previous co-chairs will continue to perform their functions until the new co-chairs have accepted their appointment.

The Board will meet at least once every year at the time decided by the co-chairs. The Board will approve the proposals made by the co-chairs, approve the electoral procedures, and define the Chapter’s general policies. The Board will also review the new membership applications. In general, the Board will make its decisions by majority rule.

3. Chapter Membership

Membership is not limited by nationality. All members should have an interest in Public Law academia, including all the related fields.

The Chapter will start with the following members: the first co-chairs, the Board members, and the list of founding members informed to ICON·S. Others can join the Chapter following one of the following procedures:

a. A candidate with the endorsement of both co-chairs and five members of the Board will be added as members of the Chapter. The endorsement will be given by email, and it needs to incorporate a letter from the applicant. The co-chairs will need to inform the Board members.

b. A candidate approved by a majority of the Board members at a Board meeting.

Chapter membership is free. All applicants must show an interest in Public Law academia or in at least one of the related fields. Even though the applications will be merit-based, early-career scholars will be especially welcomed.

III. Amendments

These rules can be amended by a majority vote among of the Board. Amendments need the approval of both co-chairs. Voting can be conducted via email, online survey, or similar electronic means.

Contact

For any inquiries, you can reach the ICON•S Chile Chapter at icons.chileanchapter@gmail.com.

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Governing Bodies

Co-chairs

  1. Miriam Henríquez
  2. Luis Eugenio García Huidobro

Members of the Advisory Board

  1. Amaya Alvez
  2. Catalina Medel
  3. Catalina Salem
  4. Eduardo Aldunate
  5. Francisco Urbina
  6. Isabel Aninat
  7. Javier Couso
  8. Jorge Contesse
  9. José Francisco García
  10. Marcela Prieto
  11. Sergio Verdugo
  12. Tania Busch
  13. Claudia Cárdenas
  14. Miriam Henríquez
  15. Luis Eugenio García Huidobro

Executive Secretaries

  1. Ariel Pérez Aubel
  2. Camilo Lledó

Founding Members

  1. Bárbara Ivanschitz
  2. Bárbara Sepúlveda
  3. Camila Boettiger
  4. Carolina Helfmann
  5. Cecilia Rosales
  6. Christian Viera
  7. Claudia Heiss
  8. Claudia Sarmiento
  9. Constanza Hube
  10. Cristián Román
  11. Cristóbal Caviedes
  12. Danae Fenner
  13. Diego Gil
  14. Diego Pardow
  15. Domingo Lovera
  16. Donald Bello Hutt
  17. Elisa Zavala
  18. Emilio Garrote
  19. Esteban Szmulewicz
  20. Estefanía Esparza
  21. Flavio Quezada
  22. Francisco Soto
  23. Gabriel Bocksang
  24. Gastón Gómez
  25. Gonzalo Aguilar
  26. Gonzalo Candia
  27. Jaime Arancibia
  28. Jaime Gajardo
  29. JM Díaz de Valdés
  30. Johanna Frolich
  31. José Domingo Poblete
  32. José Ignacio Núñez
  33. Juan Luis Ossa
  34. Katherine Becerra
  35. Lucas Sierra
  36. Luis Cordero
  37. Cristina Escudero
  38. Manuel A. Núñez
  39. Mariana Canales
  40. Nicolás Enteiche
  41. Pablo Marshall
  42. Pablo Ruiz-Tagle
  43. Patricio Zapata
  44. Paz Irarrázaval
  45. Pier Paolo Pigozzi
  46. Pietro Sferrazza
  47. Priscila Machado
  48. Raúl Campusano
  49. Rodrigo Correa
  50. Rosa Gómez
  51. Samuel Tschorne
  52. Sebastián López
  53. Sebastián Soto
  54. Soledad Bertelsen
  55. Thana Campos
  56. Tomás Jordán
  57. Verónica Undurraga
  58. Viviana Ponce de León
  59. Ximena Gauché
  60. Yanira Zúñiga
  61. Gabriel Negretto
  62. Alexandra Huneeus
  63. Daniela Mendez Royo
  64. Enrique Díaz Bravo
  65. Leslie Sánchez Lobos
  66. Aldo Mascareño
  67. Gabriel Negretto
  68. Valeria Palanza
  69. Carmen Le Foulon
  70. Guillermo Jiménez
  71. Constanza Salgado
  72. Mayra Feddersen
  73. Daniel Brieba
  74. Macarena Saez
  75. Ximena Fuentes
  76. Rocío Lorca
  77. M Angélica Benavides
  78. Ximena Gauché
  79. Andrea Lucas
  80. Gladys Camacho
  81. Francisco Zúñiga
  82. María Pía Silva
  83. Sandra Ponce de León
  84. Cecilia Rosales
  85. Rodolfo Figueroa
  86. Lidia Casas
  87. Ana María García
  88. Julieta Suárez Cao
  89. Arturo Fontaine
  90. Javier Gallego
  91. Juan José Romero
  92. Luis Alejandro Silva
  93. Felipe Bravo
  94. Fernando Muñoz
  95. Constanza Richards
  96. Loreto Cox
  97. Andrés Biehl
  98. Claudio Alvarado
  99. Carmen Droguett
  100. Jorge Astudillo
  101. John Charney
  102. Francisco Peña Silva
  103. Sergio Peña Neira
  104. Lorna Püschel Hoeneisen
  105. Jaime Bassa
  106. Alberto Coddou
  107. Fabián Huepe
  108. Arnulf Becker
  109. Jeanne Simon
  110. Nicole Selamé
  111. Nicolás Perrone
  112. Pablo Contreras