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Asamblea Nacional (National Assembly)

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

Women in parliament
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
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

100 days of teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic: The Ecuador National Assembly

The National Assembly of Ecuador adapted rapidly to the adverse circumstances in the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to strategic planning aimed at digitalizing the management policy of the legislative that had been undertaken much earlier. Remote participation of MPs is carried out through videoconferencing, and plenary sittings and its various processes are managed through a unique Electronic Office System. Information on sittings is available on apps for mobile devices and plenary sittings are broadcast live on radio and TV while official documents are sent through a document management system.
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IPU Member Parliaments walking the talk

Parliamentarians are good at taking the floor to speak. Indeed the origin of the word “parliament” comes from the French "parlementer”- to speak until you reach an agreement. However, beyond the words, IPU Member Parliaments also follow up on IPU assemblies, initiatives and resolutions with concrete actions. At the 139th Assembly in October 2018, IPU Member Parliaments reported on measures they had taken over the past years as a result of IPU activity.
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News in brief
A prisoner looks out from prison cell of Lukyanivska prison in Kiev on July 6, 2018

Parliaments stand up for human rights

Parliaments around the world are increasingly prioritizing human rights and rightly so. Parliaments are uniquely positioned to close the gap between the work of UN human rights mechanisms and implementation at the national level. A recent report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on parliaments’ contributions to the work of the Human Rights Council highlights some good practices to help parliaments better protect and promote human rights.
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Press releases
Person writing on the road: human rights day in Australia

IPU concerned by the rising use of legal action to silence MPs

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) spoke out today about the increasing levels of retaliation against MPs for exercising their freedom of expression across the world. In a series of decisions adopted on the violations of the human rights of MPs, the
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Case studies

Case studies

How do parliaments follow up on IPU resolutions and initiatives?

What happens after an IPU Assembly? What actions do the IPU Member Parliaments take once they get back home? IPU Members are strongly encouraged to follow up on resolutions and outcomes that come out of any IPU Assembly across an
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Related events

128th IPU Assembly and Related Meetings

Quito, Ecuador

Recent human rights cases

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