Rules of Procedure of the Assembly (October 2017)

(Resolution 1202 (1999) adopted on 4 November 1999) with subsequent modifications of the Rules of Procedure* * Resolutions ,
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)

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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      xvi. - Co-operation agreement between the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) (4 October 2004) See Doc. 10294.

      1. The aim of this Agreement is to enhance co-operation between the Parliamentary Assembly and the Venice Commission while fully respecting their respective competences as stated in the Statute of the Council of Europe and the Revised Statute of the Venice Commission.
      I. Participation in their respective activities
      2. Article 2 of the Revised Statute of the Venice Commission states that representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly may attend the sessions of the Venice Commission. These representatives are appointed by the Bureau of the Assembly. Assembly representatives may also be invited to attend sessions of sub-commissions of the Venice Commission.
      3. On request of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly, the Venice Commission may allow an additional person to attend the sessions of the Venice Commission for any expertise which may be required.
      4. The Presidential Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly and the Enlarged Bureau of the Venice Commission will meet every year in Venice on the occasion of one of the sessions of the Venice Commission to assess co-operation.
      5. The President of the Venice Commission may, as appropriate, be invited to address the Parliamentary Assembly in the framework of debates on issues related to opinions adopted by the Venice Commission.
      6. A representative of the Venice Commission may be invited every year to an exchange of views with the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.
      7. Representatives of the Venice Commission may attend plenary meetings of Assembly committees. In this respect, the Monitoring Committee may establish contacts with the Venice Commission as provided in Resolution 1115 (1997).
      II. General co-operation
      8. The Assembly and its committees will make use of the possibility provided by Article 3 of the Revised Statute of the Venice Commission to request its opinion on issues related with its specific field of action as defined in Article 1 of the Revised Statute.
      9. The Bureau of the Assembly may invite its committees to consult the Venice Commission whenever they are examining an issue within the Commission’s competence; this would concern in particular reports being prepared in the fields such as constitutional reform; separation of powers; electoral rules; conflict resolution/federalism and autonomy; national minorities and fundamental rights.
      10. Moreover, when proposing to refer to a committee a motion on an issue concerning one of the fields mentioned above, the Bureau could include in the reference the proposal to ask the Venice Commission to give an opinion on the legal aspects of the issue raised by the motion.
      III. Standard-setting
      11. The Assembly welcomes the fact that the Council of Europe has developed comprehensive standards in the field of human rights. However, considering that minimum standards of democracy are less developed, the Assembly and the Venice Commission decide to jointly reflect on areas in which the definition of basic standards would seem useful.
      12. In this context and as first step, the Assembly, in close co-operation with the Venice Commission, will prepare a report setting forth the core values and standards of the Council of Europe.
      IV. Co-operation in the electoral field
      13. The Assembly and the Venice Commission will continue to promote the work of the Council for Democratic Elections.
      14. In the future, whenever a report of an Assembly election observation mission points to problems related with the electoral legislation of the country concerned, the Bureau of the Assembly may invite the Venice Commission to examine ways to improve this legislation (in addition to the already existing general mandate of the Council for Democratic Elections given by Resolution 1320).
      15. When the Bureau of the Assembly decides to observe an election in a country in which electoral legislation was previously examined by the Venice Commission, one of the rapporteurs of the Venice Commission on this issue may be invited to join the Assembly’s election observation mission as legal adviser.
      V. Information on their respective activities
      16. Upon request, members of the Venice Commission can be included in the mailing lists for non-confidential documents of the Assembly.
      17. The Assembly will make use of the possibilities offered by the European Conference of Presidents of Parliaments to circulate information about the activities of the Venice Commission.
      18. This Co-operation Agreement enters into force on the day of the signature. It may be suspended or annulled by one of the parties.