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Coordinadora Nacional de Inmigrantes

(National Coordinator of Immigrants)

The Coordinadora Nacional de Inmigrantes (National Coordinator of Immigrants) is a platform of migration and refugee organisations that has been promoting the defence of the human rights of migrants in Chile since 2014. Its work is based on the principle that all people should be considered subjects of law regardless of their migratory situation. The Coordinadora also promotes initiatives that seek government approval of dignified migration policies as well as the construction of more inclusive intercultural societies and lives free from all forms of discrimination and exclusion. Due to their work promoting human rights, members of the Coordinadora have been the target of digital harassment, public accusations and even acts of criminalisation.


Chile has made significant progress in relation to respect for and protection of human rights since the end of the Pinochet dictatorship and it is one of the South-American countries which has had success in bringging those responsible for the attrocities perpetrated during the dictatorship to justice. Despite of all the developments, HRDs still face police abuses, with demonstrations and street protests being violently repressed several times.