The National Council of Public Ministry (CNMP) acts on behalf of citizens to curb any abuse of the Public Ministry (MP) in Brazil and its members, respecting the autonomy of the institution. The board of external control and supervision of administrative and financial performance of the MP was created on December 30, 2004, by Constitutional Amendment 45, and is headquartered in Brasília (DF).
Composed of 14 members representing different sectors of society, the CNMP aims to print a national vision to the MP. It is up to the Council to guide and supervise all branches of Brazilian MP: Union Public Ministry (MPU), which consists of the Federal Prosecution (MPF), Military Prosecution (MPM), Labour Prosecution (MPT) and the Federal District and Territories (MPDFT) and the States Prosecutors (MPE).
Chaired by the attorney general's office, the Council is composed of four members of the MPU, three members of the MPE, two judges, appointed by the Supreme Court (STF) and another by the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), two lawyers, appointed by the Federal Council of the lawyers in Brazil (OAB) and two citizens of notorious legal knowledge and unblemished reputation, indicated by a House of Representatives and one by the Senate.
Before taking office at the CNMP, the names submitted are assessed by the Commission on Constitution and Justice and Citizenship (CCJ), of the Senate, then go to the Senate floor and move on to the sanction of the president.
ROLE OF CNMP
• Ensure the functional and administrative autonomy of the General Prosecutor issue regulatory acts within their competence, or recommend action;
• oversee compliance with art. 37 of the Constitution and to assess the legality of administrative acts committed by members or organs of the Union Public Ministry and of States;
• Receive complaints against members or organs of the Union Public Ministry or the States, even against their auxiliary services, without prejudice to the disciplinary powers of the institution and correctional and may take over the ongoing disciplinary proceedings, order the removal, the availability or retirement subsidies or pay in proportion to length of service and apply other administrative sanctions, ensuring ample defense;
• Review of disciplinary processes of Public Ministry members judged less than one year;
• Prepare annual report, proposing the action he deems necessary on the status of Public Ministry in the country and the activities of the Council.
* Certain powers under Article 130-A, § 2 of the Federal Constitution
Phone: (61) 3366-9100
Twitter: @ conselhodomp
WHERE WE ARE
SHIS IQ 03, Lotes A, Blocos B and E, Edifício Terracotta, Lago Sul, Brasília (DF), CEP: 71605-200.
SAS (Setor de Autarquias Sul), Bloco 3, Bloco J, Brasília (DF), CEP: 70070-030.