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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    Additional provisions relating to Assembly debates Retour au sommaire Atteindre l'élement suivant

    (adopted by the Bureau of the Assembly on 25 March 2002 On 26 March 2002 the Standing Committee approved these provisions. and 17 December 2007 See Doc. 11490 Part 1.)

      i. - Organisation of debates

      In accordance with Rule 38 , the modalities for the organisation of Assembly debates are as follows:
      1. The time allotted for debating – as well as voting – in the agenda in respect of each report or group of reports should be adhered to. Therefore, the general debate will have to be interrupted somewhat earlier, so as to leave time for consideration of amendments and final voting of all texts. The President may allow the sitting to continue beyond the indicative closing times agreed by the Assembly if this is necessary to complete the business the Assembly has agreed to take at those sittings.
      2. So that it may be known in advance how long voting is likely to take, unless the Bureau decides otherwise and except for debates under urgent procedure, all amendments shall be tabled in accordance with the following deadlines:
      — for the first day of a part-session, three hours before the opening of the sitting;
      — for debates on the second day, not later than 4 p.m. on the first day of the part-session;
      — for debates on the subsequent days of a part session, not later than twenty-three and a half hours before the opening of the sitting at which the debate is to begin. i.e. normally 10.30 a.m. and
4 p.m.	 See Rule 34.6.  of
the Rules of Procedure.
      Unless the Bureau decides otherwise, sub-amendments must be tabled at least one hour before the scheduled end of the sitting preceding that in which the debate begins.
      3. If speakers whose names have been duly entered on the list and who are actually present, are not able to speak for lack of time, they shall be authorised to hand in the text of their speech in writing, in a final and legible form at the end of the debate, in one of the official or working languages, for publication in the Official report, provided that it does not exceed the speaking time they would have been allowed. See
Rule 31.2.  of the Rules
of Procedure. The text shall be submitted to the Table Office, if possible electronically, no later than four hours after the list of speakers is interrupted, and shall not exceed 500 words if speaking time at the sitting was four minutes and 400 words if speaking time was three minutes or less.
      4. To ensure that the speaking time is respected, the time available is displayed and a bell rings when the time ends.