Land rights in Chile – impact of proposed constitutional changes on foreign investors

15 July 2022 By Jaime Gallego, Christophe Guibert de Bruet

Indigenous peoples in Chile will gain significant new rights and protections over land, resources and territories under the proposed new constitution, raising major implications for existing and future foreign investors in the country.

On 4 July 2022, the Chilean Constitutional Convention (Convención Constitucional) finalised the draft of a new constitution for Chile, whose adoption will be determined by plebiscite on 4 September 2022. If agreed, it will establish comprehensive environmental and social rights.

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