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Tag: federal lawmakers

  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:25 UTC

    Brazil's highest court limits privileges and “impunity” of federal lawmakers

    The protection known as “privileged standing” allows thousands of politicians to have cases against them tried in higher courts than a normal citizen would.

    Brazil's highest court voted on Thursday to restrict a legal protection afforded to federal lawmakers that critics say has resulted in impunity, as the country grapples with massive official corruption. The protection known as “privileged standing” allows tens of thousands of politicians to have cases against them tried in higher courts than a normal citizen would.