Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section M. Right to appeal
Chile’s Code of Criminal Procedure (1906), as amended in 2007, states: “In general, any person affected by a judicial decision has the right to appeal against this decision.”
The Code also states: “Any definite sentence may be appealed by any of the parties within five days following the respective notification.”
In 2006, in its fifth periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Chile stated:
According to the new Code [of Criminal Procedure], accused persons have the following rights: … to request that the case be dismissed and to appeal against any decision refusing the dismissal.
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