Rules of Procedure of the Assembly (July 2019)

(Resolution 1202 (1999) adopted on 4 November 1999) with subsequent modifications of the Rules of Procedure* * Resolutions 1220 (2000),
1234 (2000), 1235 (2000), 1266 (2001), 1275 (2002), 1284 (2002),
1296 (2002), 1325 (2003), 1343 (2003), 1348 (2003), 1356 (2003),
1368 (2004), 1369 (2004), 1379 (2004), 1395 (2004), 1431 (2005),
1432 (2005), 1445 (2005), 1447 (2005), 1448 (2005), 1490 (2006),
1491 (2006), 1503 (2006), 1504 (2006), 1515 (2006), 1529 (2006),
1554 (2007), 1583 (2007), 1584 (2007), 1585 (2007), 1658 (2009),
1698 (2009), 1699 (2009), 1712 (2010), 1780 (2010), 1799 (2011),
1841 (2011), 1842 (2011), 1854 (2011), 1903 (2012), 1911 (2012),
1937 (2013), 1965 (2013), 2002 (2014), 2058 (2015), 2102 (2016),
2169 (2017), 2182 (2017), 2208 (2018)

Rules of Procedure of the Assembly

Parts: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII.

Complementary texts

Parts: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. XIX. XX. XXI. XXII.

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    Guidelines for consideration of motions for resolutions and recommendations Retour au sommaire Atteindre l'élement suivant Atteindre l'élement précédent

      Guidelines for consideration of motions for resolutions and recommendations
      approved by the Bureau of the Assembly on 23 May 2019 See document 14911, Appendix3.
      1. New motions – following their tabling and provided they are in order – shall be submitted to the nearest meeting of the Presidential Committee. The Presidential Committee shall consider motions and make proposals to the Bureau of the Assembly on a possible follow-up.
      2. Proposals of the Presidential Committee shall be subsequently distributed to committee chairpersons for information in time before the second Bureau meeting following the Presidential Committee meeting mentioned in paragraph 1.
      3. The Bureau, at its second meeting following the said Presidential Committee meeting, shall consider and take position on all motions, and decide their reference for report, transmission for information to committees, or that no further action is needed (in line with Rule 26 ). The Bureau may also decide to refer a motion to a committee to be taken into account in the preparation of an ongoing report.
      4. Titles of motions tabled cannot be modified by the Bureau. However, the Bureau may decide on a merge of several motions concerning the same or a similar subject under a new title.
      5. The Bureau decisions on references shall be submitted to the nearest sitting of the Assembly or of the Standing Committee for ratification.
      6. If a decision taken by the Bureau on a motion is successfully challenged in the Assembly or the Standing Committee, the motion will be referred back to the Bureau for reconsideration.
      7. References – once ratified by the Assembly/Standing Committee – cannot be subsequently challenged or modified (except in the case of additional reference to a committee for opinion).
      8. The delays or postponements in consideration of references by the Presidential Committee or the Bureau shall not be allowed (a request for a consultation by the committee concerned before the decision on a reference is taken by the Bureau shall not be considered as a postponement; the decision of the Bureau, taken on Monday morning meeting during a part-session, to postpone consideration of the references initially scheduled on that day to its meeting of Friday morning the same week, will not be considered as a postponement as well).
      9. References shall remain valid for the time foreseen in the Rules of Procedure (Rule 26.4. ). The Bureau of the Assembly shall not accept any request for the prolongation of the validity of references.
      10. When considering new motions the Presidential Committee and the Bureau shall respect the following guidelines:
      — the motion shall fall within the scope of the Council of Europe's competences;
      — the relevance of a motion should be taken into account, especially when it concerns new issues and challenges, with the aim of enhancing the political relevance and visibility of the Assembly; paragraph 11 of Resolution 2277 (2019) shall be used as a guiding line in this respect;
      — the previous work of the Assembly in given field concerned should be taken into account;
      — as well as the existence of previous motions tabled which are still under consideration by the committees.