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Congresso nacional (National Congress), Cámara dos Deputados (Chamber of Deputies)

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
14.62%
of MPs are women
MPs' human rights
1
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

Innovation stories

Preserving parliament’s functionality during the COVID-19 pandemic: Brazil’s experience

To ensure the continuity of legislative work during the COVID-19 pandemic, on 17 March, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved Resolution 14/2020 on virtual plenary sessions. A virtual parliament had actually been established several months earlier, when the Brazilian members of parliament approved Resolution 12/2019 on the digital legislative process in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. Combined. These resolutions laid the ground for developing a broad digital solution to support the remote work of 513 MPs and will act as the contingency strategy after the crisis.
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Artificial Intelligence: Innovation in parliaments

The European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD) held its ICT2019 Seminar at the Riigikogu of Estonia in Tallinn on October 3 and 4, 2019. The seminar is the annual gathering of senior ICT officials from parliaments across Europe and further afield, who come together to share knowledge and experiences. The 2019 seminar focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in
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Open data: Availability is not enough! The marketing strategy of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies

How the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies aim to increase and diversify the use of their parliamentary data
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Related news

Press releases
Jean Wyllys

IPU figures reveal most human rights violations against parliamentarians are State-sponsored

In the lead-up to Human Rights Day on 10 December, the IPU has announced its yearly figures of alleged human rights violations against members of parliament in 2019. The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, a unique mechanism
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Press releases
Seham Sergiwa

Record number of new cases of persecuted parliamentarians in the world

At the 141st IPU Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, IPU Member Parliaments condemned human rights violations against a record number of new cases of abused MPs.
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Press releases
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IPU report shows that new technologies can help reconnect people with parliaments

A new IPU report shows that information and communication technology (ICT) is helping parliaments become better connected and more transparent, and that MPs are engaging more with people through social media and instant messaging. The report is being launched at the IPU’s World e-Parliament Conference taking place from 3-5 December in Geneva, Switzerland. At the conference, the IPU will also launch the Centre for Innovation in Parliament, a new resource to support the use of digital tools in parliaments.
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Recent human rights cases

Find out more about the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians