09 de diciembre de 2016 17:49 PM
Actualizado el 09 de diciembre de 2016 17:59 PM
Parliamentarians in Latin America are the ones who suffer most persecution and violations of their fundamental rights, with the highest number of cases recorded in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Venezuela in 2016, according to a report disclosed on Friday by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) apropos the Human Rights Day 2016 on December 10.
Overall, 34% of total abuse reports against parliamentarians were recorded in Latin America, totaling 155 cases examined by IPU’s Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.
In Latin America, the IPU was notified of 84 alleged violations of parliamentarians’ rights in El Salvador, 21 reports in Nicaragua, and 20 in Venezuela.
In 2016, the Committee examined the situation of a total of 459 parliamentarians from 42 countries in comparison to 320 parliamentarians from 43 countries in 2015, and 311 parliamentarians from 41 countries in 2014.
Suspension and revocation of the parliamentary mandate are among the most common type of abuse in 2016, totaling 20.7% of all cases in the world.