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 44 - Appointment of committees

      44.1. At the beginning of each ordinary session, the Assembly shall set up the following general committees:
      1. Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (92 seats), Including the
chairpersons of political groups and the immediate past President
of the Assembly, as ex officio members (Rule 19.5.  and Rule 20.3. ).
      2. Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (91 seats), Including the
chairpersons of political groups, as ex officio members
(Rule 19.5. )
      3. Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (85 seats),
      4. Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (85 seats),
      5. Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (85 seats),
      6. Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (85 seats),
      7. Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (94 seats), Including
the chairpersons of political groups and the immediate past President
of the Assembly, as ex officio members (Rule 19.5.  and Rule 20.3. ); plus the chairpersons
of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy and the Committee
on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, as ex officio members,
or, in their absence, a vice-chairperson. See also Resolution 1356 (2003)
and the decision taken by the Bureau of the Assembly on 13 December
2004 to increase the number of seats of the Monitoring Committee
subject to the approval of the Assembly
      8. Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (39 seats), Including the chairpersons of political groups and the immediate
past President of the Assembly, as ex officio members (Rule 19.5.  and Rule 20.3. ).
      9. Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (22 seats). Plus the chairpersons of the Committee on Legal Affairs and
Human Rights and the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination,
as ex officio members, or, in their absence, a vice-chairperson.
      44.2. France, Germany, Italy, the Russian Federation, Turkey and the United Kingdom shall have four seats in each of the first six committees.
      Poland, Romania, Spain and Ukraine shall have three seats in each of the first six committees.
      Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland shall have two seats in each of the first six committees.
      Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, San Marino, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” shall have one seat in each of the first six committees.
      44.3.a. On the basis of the candidatures presented by the political groups and taking into account gender balance and regional balance, the Bureau shall appoint 85 of the 94 members of the Monitoring Committee, 30 of the 39 members of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs and 20 of the 22 members (and their alternates) of the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights by applying the apportionment ratio based on the so-called ‘D’Hondt principle’.
      44.3.b. The remaining two members of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs are nominated by the Bureau from among the Assembly representatives or substitutes not belonging to a political group. The political groups shall nominate the members with a view to ensuring a fair representation of national delegations.
      44.3.c. Not more than two members of a national delegation from a state under monitoring procedure or involved in a post-monitoring dialogue may sit on the Monitoring Committee.
      44.3.d. These nominations shall be submitted to the Assembly or the Standing Committee for ratification. See Resolution 1115 (1997), 
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			 et seq. In the event of objection, the matter shall be referred back to the Bureau, which may submit revised nominations to the Assembly.
      44.4.a. The Assembly may also set up ad hoc committees for specific purposes. A motion to set up an ad hoc committee is considered by the Bureau. If the Bureau approves it, it refers the proposal to the committee concerned by the proposal’s subject matter, for report, and to the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs, for opinion.
      44.4.b. An ad hoc committee shall cease to exist after its report has been considered by the Assembly.
      44.4.c. Subject to ratification by the Assembly or the Standing Committee, the Bureau of the Assembly may also set up ad hoc committees reporting to it, in which case it shall prescribe their duration, terms of reference and composition. An account of their work shall be given to the Assembly as part of the Progress Report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee. Except for reports on the
observation of elections, which may be presented to the Assembly
or the Standing Committee (see Bureau decision, 14 September 1998).
      44.5. Substitutes, like representatives, may be appointed members of a committee. Besides the full members, an equal number of alternates of the same nationality shall be appointed for each committee except for the Monitoring Committee See Resolution 1115 (1997), 
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			 below. and the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs.
      44.6. No member of the Assembly can be a full member of more than two committees, with the exception of committees whose members are nominated by the political groups. Currently 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.
      44.7. Without prejudice to Rule 44.3.a. , candidatures for membership of the committees shall be addressed to the President of the Assembly, who shall submit to the Assembly, the Standing Committee or, failing that, the Bureau proposals for their composition. Any disputed nominations shall be forwarded by the President of the Assembly to the national delegation concerned. If confirmed proposals or new proposals are disputed, the Assembly or the Standing Committee shall decide.
      44.8. If, without prejudice to Rule 44.3.a. , no candidatures for membership of a committee are submitted by a national delegation by the end of the June part-session of a parliamentary year, the President of the Assembly shall bring this to the attention of the chairperson of the national delegation concerned.
      44.9. Where a seat is vacant on a committee other than 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, it may be provisionally occupied by a representative or substitute from the national delegation to which the seat is allotted, the representative or substitute being appointed by the chairperson of that delegation.
      44.10. If, without prejudice to Rule 44.3.a. , in the course of a parliamentary year If during the reference
year, parliamentary elections are held, the national delegation
concerned may request that the reference time be prolonged by the
Bureau up to a maximum of two years. the average level of participation of a national delegation in the meetings of a committee is below 33%, the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly shall inform the President of the Assembly, the chairperson of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs and the chairperson of the national delegation concerned. The President of the Assembly shall bring this to the attention of the speaker of the national parliament concerned and the Bureau of the Assembly.