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Cámara de Diputados
Parliamentary bodies dealing with human rights :
Committee on Human Rights

Type of parliamentary body Specialized
Nature Permanent
Related to chambers Cámara de Diputados
Date of creation ...
Last renewal date
Mandate The Committee is responsible for promoting legislative action in the field of human rights and scrutinizing government action in this field.
Membership The Committee comprises 7 members. On the basis of the nominations submitted by each parliamentary group, the Chamber constitutes the standing committees, taking into account the different political opinions.
Working methods Standing Committees (Comisiones) may establish subcommittees (Comites), made up of its members as operative and investigation bodies, which also serve to maintain contact with citizens and State institutions. Committees are responsible for organizing public hearings to inform citizens and social institutions about their work. According to Article 49 of the Standing Orders, they must devote one sitting per week for such hearings at which citizens or representatives of institutions can put forward their views or suggestions as regards legislative questions, scrutiny of government action or administration. Committees may further organise special events to study subjects falling within their competence. Committees have the power to send for persons, papers and records.
Relations with other parliamentary bodies If appropriate, committees meet jointly with their counterpart committees in the Senate.
Relations with external bodies see under working methods
Subjects dealt with
Main address Cámara de Diputados, Congreso nacional, LA PAZ (Bolivia)

Phone +591 2 - 214 4988
Fax +591 2 - 220 1663
Website http://www.congreso.gov.bo

Information on this page was last updated on 7 December 2004
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