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Lawsuit against the constitutional reform that eliminates the conflict of interests of congressmen in the processing of legislative acts.

May 31, 2012

Dejusticia challenged Legislative Act No. 01 of 2011, which establishes that there is no conflict of interests when members of Congress process legislative acts. We argue that by issuing this reform, the Congress altered an essential element of the democratic principle that establishes that Congress must always act in pursuit of general interests and not private interests.

We also consider that in this case the Court review should be more strict because it is an amendment that members of Congress made in order to eliminate their duties, change their sanctions system, and remove constitutional guarantees in the process of constitutional reforms.

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