Article 1, Jurisdictional function

Jurisdiction is a public service exercised on behalf of the people and consists of knowing and judging, through due process, conflicts of legal relevance and enforcing resolutions, in accordance with the Constitution and law, as well as international treaties and instruments on human rights agreed to by Chile.

It is exercised exclusively by the courts of justice and the authorities of Indigenous peoples recognized by the Constitution or laws enacted pursuant thereto.

In exercising jurisdiction, care must be taken to protect and promote human and nature rights, the democratic system and the principle of legality.