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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      Rule 8 - Challenge of still unratified credentials on substantive grounds

      8.1. The unratified credentials of a national delegation as a whole may be challenged on the substantial grounds set out in paragraph 2 by:
      8.1.a. at least thirty members of the Assembly present in the Chamber, belonging to at least five national delegations, or
      8.1.b. a report of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States (Monitoring Committee).
      The authors shall state the reasons for the challenge.
      8.2. The substantive grounds on which credentials may be challenged are:
      8.2.a. serious violation of the basic principles of the Council of Europe mentioned in Article 3 of, and the Preamble Preamble to the Statute, third
paragraph: “Reaffirming their devotion to the spiritual and moral
values which are the common heritage of their peoples and the true
source of individual freedom, political liberty and the rule of
law, principles which form the basis of all genuine democracy”. to, the Statute; or
      8.2.b. persistent failure to honour obligations and commitments and lack of co-operation in the Assembly’s monitoring procedure. See paragraph 13
of Resolution 1115 (1997), which reads: “The Assembly may sanction
persistent failure to honour obligations and commitments accepted,
and lack of cooperation in its monitoring process, by adopting a
resolution and/or a recommendation or by the non-ratification of
the credentials of a national parliamentary delegation at the beginning
of its next ordinary session, or by the annulment of ratified credentials
in the course of the same ordinary session in accordance with Rule 6 (now
Rules 6 to 10) of the Rules of Procedure. Should the member
state continue not to respect its commitments, the Assembly may
address a recommendation to the Committee of Ministers requesting
it to take the appropriate action in accordance with Articles 7
and 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe.”
      8.3. Credentials which are challenged on substantive grounds at the opening of a part-session or of a meeting of the Standing Committee shall be referred without debate to the appropriate committee for report and to the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs for opinion. They may also be referred, if necessary, to other committees for opinion. The committee shall report within twenty-four hours if possible and the Assembly shall consider it as soon as possible. These deadlines do not apply to the Standing Committee.
      8.4. Any report of the Monitoring Committee calling into question the unratified credentials of a national delegation shall be placed on the agenda for a part-session, or the agenda of a meeting of the Standing Committee, to be debated no later than twenty-four hours after the opening of the part-session or as one of the first items on the agenda of the Standing Committee.