OPEN PARLIAMENT

ParlAmericas supports parliamentary openness through innovative programs, dialogues and partnerships designed for parliamentarians of the Americas and the Caribbean to promote the highest political commitments for advancing legislative work on parliamentary openness in the hemisphere. We provide parliamentarians with knowledge resources on transparency and access to information, accountability, citizen participation and ethics and probity in parliamentary work. We also create spaces to establish direct dialogue with peers, civil society organizations, local and international experts, and other stakeholders to strengthen democratic governance in the Americas and the Caribbean. Learn more.


Open Parliament Network

The ParlAmericas Open Parliament Network (OPN) promotes legislative openness through efforts to increase transparency and access to public information, strengthen the accountability of democratic institutions, promote the participation of citizens in legislative decision-making, and ensure a culture of ethical behaviour and probity in the national legislatures of the Americas and the Caribbean. Learn more


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Status of Legislative Openness in the Americas and the Caribbean

LEGISLATIVE OPENNESS DATA EXPLORER

Produced by the National Democratic Institute and Kohovolit.eu

Access crowdsourced global, comparative information on parliamentary openness with assigned green, yellow and red permonance indicators.

 

LEGISLATIVE TRANSPARENCY INDEX

Produced by the Latin American Network for Legislative Transparency (in Spanish)

Access an assessment of legislative transparency in Latin America with assigned percentages represnting transparency standards met.

Apr11
Lima, Peru3rd Gathering of the ParlAmericas Open Parliament Network on the occasion of the VIII Summit of the Americas - Peru 2018: Open States for Democratic Governance Against Corruption

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DECLARATION

PRESS RELEASE

SPEECHES

  • Keynote address, Martin Kreutner, Dean & Executive Secretary of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)

PRESENTATIONS

RESOURCES

ELECTIONS

Following the elections held at the gathering, the composition of the Open Parliament Network Executive Committee is as follows:

  • President:
    • Senator Blanca Ovelar (Paraguay)
  • Vice-President – North America:
    • Member of Parliament Randy Boissonnault (Canada)
  • Vice-President – Central America:
    • Member of Parliament Marvin Orellana (Guatemala)
  • Vice-President – Caribbean:
    • Senator Saphire Longmore (Jamaica)
  • Vice-President – South America:
    • Member of the Chamber of Deputies Javier Macaya Danús (Chile)
    • Alternate: Senator Andrés García Zuccardi (Colombia)
  • Observer:
    • Member of the National Assembly Williams Dávila (Venezuela)

AGENDA

ACTIVITIES IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE VIII SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

To learn more about the OPN activities, please visit Our Work

Readings of interest


Declaration on Parliamentary Openness

OpeningParliament.org (2012)


Common ethical principles for members of Parliament


OGP Legislative Openness Working Group (2015)


Open Parliament in the age of internet: ¿Can people now collaborate with legislatures in lawmaking?


Cristiano Ferri Soares de Faria (2013)


Open Parliaments? Comparative analysis of parliamentary transparency and probity in Latin America. (in Spanish)


Manuel Alcántara Sáenz and Mercedes García Montero (2013)


Legislative Openness in the Southern Cone. And the data? (in Spanish)


Juan Ignacio Belbis (2015)


Comparative analysis of probity, transparency, accountability and citizen participation in the legislative. (in Spanish)


United Nations Program for Development (2015)