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victims of political executions and victims of political imprisonment and torture between 11
September 1973 and 11 March 1990;
(d)
The promulgation, on 24 November 2009, of the aforementioned Act No.
20405, which also provides for the establishment of the National Human Rights Institute;
(e)
The promulgation, on 14 December 2010, of Act No. 20480, which
introduces the offence of femicide and amends provisions on parricide;
(f)
The promulgation, on 13 June 2012, of Act No. 20603 amending Act No.
18216 of 1983, which establishes alternatives to deprivation or restriction of liberty;
(g)
The promulgation, on 29 May 2017, of Act No. 21013, which criminalizes
the ill-treatment of minors under 18 years old, older persons and persons with disabilities;
(h)
The promulgation, on 14 September 2017, of Act No. 21030, which
decriminalizes abortion when the mother’s life is at risk, the fetus is not viable or the
pregnancy results from rape;
(i)
The promulgation, on 22 January 2018, of Act No. 21067 and, on 12 April
2018, of Act No. 21090, which provide for the establishment of the Office of the Children’s
Ombudsman and the Office of the Undersecretary for Children, respectively;
(j)
The promulgation, on 16 December 2015, of Act No. 20885 on the
establishment of the Office of the Undersecretary for Human Rights under the Ministry of
Justice and Human Rights.
6.
The Committee commends the State party’s efforts to adjust its policies and
procedures in order to afford greater protection for human rights and to apply the
Convention, in particular:
(a)
The adoption in 2017 of the 2018–2021 National Human Rights Plan, which
includes a chapter on the prevention of torture;
(b)
The adoption in 2017 of the 2014–2018 National Plan of Action on Violence
against Women;
(c)
The adoption in 2015 of the 2015–2018 National Plan of Action against
Trafficking in Persons.
7.
The Committee appreciates the State party’s request of 27 June 2016 to publish the
report of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or
Degrading Treatment or Punishment on its visit to Chile from 4 to 13 April 2016
(CAT/OP/CHL/1).
8.
Lastly, the Committee also appreciates that the State party maintains a standing
invitation to the special procedure mechanisms of the Human Rights Council, which has
allowed independent experts to carry out visits to the country during the reporting period.

C.

Principal subjects of concern and recommendations
Pending follow-up issues from the previous reporting cycle
9.
In paragraph 28 of its previous concluding observations (CAT/C/CHL/CO/5), the
Committee requested the State party to inform it of the steps taken in pursuance of
recommendations whose implementation it considered a matter of priority, as contained in
paragraph 12 on Amnesty Decree-Law No. 2191, paragraph 13 on allegations of torture
committed by police officers, paragraph 14 on the reform of military justice, paragraph 18
on the Programme of Compensation and Comprehensive Health Care, and paragraph 25 on
the right to fair and adequate reparation. The Committee appreciates the State party’s
replies in this regard received on 22 July 2011 under the follow-up procedure
(CAT/C/CHL/CO/5/Add.1). In the light of the information provided, the Committee finds
that the recommendation in above-mentioned paragraph 12 has not been implemented (see
paras. 46 and 47 of the present document) and that the recommendations contained in

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