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Peru Eliminates Parliamentary Immunity: Supreme Court Allowed to Prosecute Legislators

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Peruvian Congress approved on Thursday, February 4th, the elimination of parliamentary immunity, a privilege that has been considered by a large part of the public in recent years as a measure of impunity for several legislators.

The end of this immunity was endorsed by 103 votes in favor, 14 against and one abstention, during the first session of the Peruvian Congress plenary this year.

This was the second vote to advance this initiative; since it amends Article 93 of the Peruvian Constitution, it required approval in two different congressional sessions.

Among the fourteen votes against . . .

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