Venezuelan supreme court annuls act of congress, parliamentary immunity

Venezuela’s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) reported that it would begin a process of control to define the limits of the immunity for the deputies of the country’s National Assembly.

The ruling comes after the National Assembly’s approval of the Agreement on the Reactivation of the Implementation of the Inter-American Democratic Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS).

The Supreme Court argued that the actions of the National Assembly’s deputies violate the constitutional order and could create a state of commotion.

With the application of this ruling, the Supreme Court may annul any action of the National Assembly and eliminate parliamentary immunity.

Also, the ruling in question could lead to the prosecution of deputies for “treason to the mother country” in military courts, analysts report.