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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    Duties of the President, discipline and order Retour au sommaire Atteindre l'élement suivant

      Rule 20 - President and immediate past President

      20.1. The President shall open, suspend and close sittings, direct the debates of the Assembly, rule on the admissibility of motions for recommendations and resolutions, amendments and written declarations tabled by members, ensure observance of the Rules, maintain order, call on speakers, close debates, ascertain whether a quorum exists, put questions to the vote and announce the result of votes. The President shall perform a similar role in relation to the Standing Committee and the Bureau and chair the Presidential Committee and the Joint Committee. The President shall represent the Assembly in its external and international relations.
      20.2. The President shall not vote on any matter on the agenda, including draft texts or elections. His or her duly designated substitute may exercise this right to vote. When in the Chair, the President shall not speak in debate. He or she may on that occasion be replaced by his or her duly designated substitute. If the President wishes to speak on an item on the agenda, he or she shall not occupy the Chair for any part of that item.
      20.3. The immediate past President, as long as he or she remains a representative or substitute in the Assembly without interruption and provided that he or she has not been dismissed from office pursuant to Rule 54 , shall be an ex officio member of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, 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 him or her.