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Promotion of democracy and respect for human rights

Democracy is the political system which allows full respect for the essential rights of any human being. The values of tolerance, dialogue, equal opportunities, social inclusion and cohesion, as well as the full exercise of fundamental freedoms are better guaranteed in a context where the Rule of Law prevails and where public institutions operate effectively.

Chile appreciates that the rights of individuals, as inalienable features of any human being, be observed under any circumstance, at all times and places. Hence our adherence to international human rights protection instruments and mechanisms, which must complement national systems and be used when local resources are nonexistent or, if existing, are ineffective.