Colombia’s Comptroller General was accused of overstepping her authority by not allowing “men over the age of 58 and women over 48-years to work in public office,” said a citizens’ watchdog Wednesday.
The group presented a criminal complaint to the country’s Prosecutor General on Tuesday against Comptroller General Sandra Morelli for abuse of authority and acting inappropriately.
The document said that Morelli had exceeded her functions to issue controls and limitations on access to positions in public office.
“Sandra Morelli modified the National Constitution that guarantees work for all Colombians equally, that is in all human rights convenants ratified by Colombia,” said the document.
The complaint said that Morelli overstepped her authority by “impeding men over 58 and women over 48 years to be named in any public office.”
In the next days the Prosecutor General will make a decision on the future legal action.
In February Morelli accused the group La Red Veedurias of a smear campaign against her and said their president had given false information to media about resignations and elections.