Colombia’s Supreme Court has opened an investigation into parliamentarians who have allegedly delayed judicial processes against senior government officials.
The president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Augusto Ibáñez, has opened an investigation into a complaint regarding a number of congressmen who are part of the Commission for Accusations and Investigations from the House of Representatives.
Newspaper El Espectador reports that thirteen parliamentarians have been accused by an unnamed citizen of the crime of omission, by unnecessarily prolonging cases against high-ranking government officials, especially those involving President Alvaro Uribe.
The names of the accused MPs have not yet been released by the Court, nor the exact deeds for which they are being investigated.
There has recently been discussion regarding Partido de la U’s suggestion that a “Super Court” be formed, that would take on all of the responsibilities of the legislative commission along with some of those of the Supreme Court.
This new administrative justice entity would be in charge of judging the highest-ranking members of the three branches of government, including the president, congressmen and judges, as well as the heads of control bodies and government watchdogs.