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.

Index

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Print

    Representatives and substitutes Retour au sommaire Atteindre l'élement suivant Atteindre l'élement précédent

      Rule 6 - Credentials See the Statute of the Council of Europe, Articles 25 and
28.c.iv., and Rule 62.6.  of
the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure.

      6.1. The credentials of the representatives and substitutes, elected within the national or federal parliament or appointed from among the members of the national or federal parliament, shall be sent to the President of the Assembly by the President (Speaker) of the national parliament or the President (Speaker) of a national parliamentary chamber or any person delegated by them. Each member state shall notify the Secretary General of the Council of Europe of the competent authority it has appointed for the purpose. Such authority
may be the President (Speaker) of a parliamentary chamber or any
person delegated by him or the Minister for Foreign Affairs or any
person delegated by him or her for that purpose. At present all
the credentials are established by the national parliaments of the
member states. The credentials shall be transmitted, if possible, not less than one week before the opening of the Session.
      6.2.a. Insofar as the number of their members allows, national delegations should be composed so as to ensure a fair representation of the political parties or groups in their parliaments. See Resolution
1798 (2011) and the principles to be used to assess whether political
parties or groups are fairly represented in national delegations
to the Parliamentary Assembly. National delegations should include members of the under-represented sex at least in the same percentage as in their parliaments and, at a very minimum, one member of the under-represented sex appointed as a representative. Each parliament shall inform the Assembly of the methods used to appoint seats on the delegation and of the number of its women members.
      6.2.b. Credentials of members of a national delegation shall be accompanied by a signed written statement by the individual members reading as follows:
      “I, the undersigned, ..., hereby affirm and state that I will subscribe to the aims and basic principles of the Council of Europe, mentioned in the Preamble, in Article 1.a. and in Article 3 of the Statute of the Council of Europe. I declare that I have read and understood the Code of conduct for members of the Parliamentary Assembly and I undertake to abide by its provisions.”
      6.3. At the beginning of each ordinary session these credentials shall be submitted to the Assembly by the provisional President for ratification.
      6.4. Credentials presented at a later date shall be transmitted to the President of the Assembly, if possible, not less than one week before the first sitting of a part-session or a meeting of the Standing Committee, for ratification.