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 19 - Political groups

      19.1. Representatives and substitutes may form political groups. To be acknowledged by the Bureau, political groups shall commit themselves to respect the promotion of the values of the Council of Europe, notably political pluralism, human rights and the rule of law.
      19.2. A political group shall have no fewer than twenty members and shall consist of representatives or substitutes of at least six national delegations. No Assembly member may belong to more than one political group.
      19.3. At the time of its formation, each political group shall submit to the Bureau of the Assembly a statement which shall include the title of the group, the list of its members and the composition of its bureau. It shall notify the Bureau of any subsequent changes as soon as possible.
      19.4. Chairpersons of political groups shall be ex officio members of the Bureau and the Standing Committee with the right to vote.
      19.5. Chairpersons of political groups are ex officio members of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) and the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs. Rule 44.6. shall not apply to them.
      19.6. For each ordinary session, the date of 30 June of the previous year will serve as a reference date for establishing the number of members of each political group, which is necessary for calculating their budgetary allocation, the allocation of committee chairmanships and seats on the Monitoring Committee, the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs and the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights and for establishing the order of speakers in debates.