Administration of Justice

Judicial Branch
www.poderjudicial.cl/

This official website contains information on the organization itself and the courts, as well as daily updates on the status of cases, a schedule for Supreme Court and courts of appeal, general information, publications and news. In Spanish.

Ministerio del Interior
www.interior.gov.cl/

Website of the Ministry of the Interior. In Spanish.

Ministry of Justice
www.minjusticia.cl/

This website provides descriptions of the Ministry's functions and organization and information on the Minister of Justice, as well as a list of priorities, important events, speeches, a description of ministerial agencies, programs and goals, and annual reports. Users can also access descriptions of common procedures, a list of legal aid clinics, and a section within information on the Criminal Procedure Reform. In Spanish.

Report of Justice
www.cejamericas.org/reporte/2008-2009/muestra_pais3777f.html?idioma=espanol&pais=CHILE&tipreport=REPORTE4&seccion=0

Presents a brief overview of the judicial system and procedures.

Law & the Courts

Essential Issues of the Chilean Legal System
www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/chile.htm

This online guide to the Chilean legal system provides information on types of legislation and the court system. It explains the changes made in the criminal legal system beginning in 1997 to incorporate growing concern for human rights to meet international standards.

Public Defender's Office
www.defensoriapenal.cl

The official website for the public defense system offers information on organizational functions and structure and listings for the National Public Defender and regional offices, as well as an organizational flowchart, case law, a glossary, a section on frequently asked questions and laws, as well as news. In Spanish.

Public Prosecutor's Office
www.ministeriopublico.cl

Users may access information onthe functioning and organization of the agency, national and regional offices, and witness and victim protection services through this website, which also contains news, press, release, and a Virtual Library with laws, newsletters and a glossary of legal terms and descriptions of bidding competitins. In Spanish.


Police & Law Enforcement

Gendermeria de Chile
www.gendarmeria.cl/

This website of the Chilean Police includes information on the prison system in Chile and the training academy for the police.


Research & Statistics

Fundacion Paz Ciudadana
www.pazciudadana.cl/

This organization's mission is to contribute to reducing crime by offering technical support for policymaking and developing and transferring tools.