Sergio Verdugo

Job Title

Lecturer and Researcher of Constitutional Law


Universidad del Desarrollo



Area of Expertise

  • Conflict
  • Gender and constitutions
  • Diversity
  • Customary governance/legal pluralism
  • Human rights
  • Judicial system design
  • Minority issues
  • Participation
  • Power sharing (horizontal/vertical)
  • Religion
  • Security sector


Forthcoming. “Birth and Decay of the Chilean Constitutional Tribunal (1970-1973) The Irony of a Wrong Electoral Prediction,” International Journal of Constitutional Law (already accepted for publication)

Forthcoming. “Lastarria and Judicial Review of Legislation Within the Framework of the Chilean 1833 Constitution,” Revista Chilena de Derecho (already accepted for publication).

2015. “The Chilean Constitutional Tribunal and the 2005 Amendment. A Castling Between Career and Academic Judges” (with Pardow, Diego), Revista de Derecho (Valdivia), XXVIII, Nº 1, 123-144.

2014. “The Weaknesses of Criticism Against Supermajority”, Revista de Derecho (Valparaiso), XLII, 355-395.

2013. “Democratic Objection against Judicial Review of Legislation. Institutional Design Alternatives and Constitutional Theories”, Revista Chilena de Derecho, 40, N° 1, 183-225.

2012. “The Justifications of the Above Majority Rules of the Constitutional Organic Acts”, Revista de Derecho (Valparaiso), 39, 395-434.  

2011. “Contributions of the Judicial Dissent Model to the Political System”, Revista de Derecho (Coquimbo), 18, N° 2, 217-272.

2010. “Unconstitutionality and procedural defects. A problem solved?”, Revista de Derecho (Valdivia), XXIII, N° 2, 82-112.

2010. “Compulsory ex Ante Control: Rise and Fall of the Control Over the Legislator”, Estudios Constitucionales, 8, Nº 1, 201-248.

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