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 47 - Procedure in committee

      47.1. Except as otherwise provided, procedure in committee shall follow that in the Assembly.
      47.2. Voting shall be by a majority of the votes cast. Only affirmative
and negative votes shall count in calculating the number of votes
cast (Rule 40.4. ). A committee shall vote by show of hands. For decisions relating to persons, voting shall take place by secret ballot. See
guidelines on voting by secret ballot in committees, 
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			. Except on procedural matters, a vote shall be by roll call if so requested by at least two members. The roll shall be called alphabetically beginning with the letter “A”.
      47.3. A committee may deliberate and take decisions when one third of its members If it is not possible to divide the number
of members of a committee by 3, the quorum shall be calculated on
the basis of the next lower multiple of 3; for example the quorum
for a committee of 85 members shall be 28 and the quorum for a committee of
90 members shall be 30. are present; however, if so requested by one sixth of its members The
number of members who constitute a Committee shall be the number
of Representatives or Substitutes whose appointment to the Committee
has been confirmed by the Assembly in pursuance of Rules 44.3.a.  and 44.7. . When vacant seats are occupied provisionally,
account of this must be taken in the calculation of the quorum in
accordance with Rule 44.9. . before voting begins on a draft opinion, recommendation or resolution as a whole, or on the election or dismissal of the chairperson or vice-chairpersons, the vote may be taken only if a majority of committee members are present.
      47.4. If no quorum exists when a committee begins a meeting which is taking place at the date, time and place which was notified to its members, the chairperson shall have the power to close the meeting and forthwith open a subsequent one during which the committee may deliberate and vote, irrespective of the number of members present. During such a meeting, the agenda sent out to committee members beforehand shall not be changed. The provisions on roll call contained in paragraph 2 above shall not be applicable during such a meeting.
      47.5. Except during part-sessions, documents relating to items on the agenda of a committee meeting shall be despatched to the members at least one week before the date of that meeting. If they are not, and if five or more members object, the items concerned shall be postponed to a later meeting. The objection may be overruled by the committee by a two-thirds majority.
      47.6. The chairperson shall open, suspend and close the meeting and shall direct the committee's debates. He or she may take part in the committee's debates. He or she does not participate in a vote except in the case of a tie. He or she shall ensure observance of the Rules and maintain order.
      47.7. A full member of a committee who is prevented from attending a meeting shall arrange to be replaced by his or her alternate. This
provision does not apply to the Monitoring Committee and to the
Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs
which have no alternates. Failing that, the full member may inform the chairperson of the committee which other member of his or her national delegation is authorised to take his or her place. This information should be given to the committee’s
chairperson in writing, before the opening of the meeting concerned (Doc.
8870).
      47.8. The alternate replacing a full member shall have the same rights in committee as the member.
      47.9. Unless the committee decides otherwise, the only texts which shall be made public shall be the reports approved by the committee and statements issued on the responsibility of the chairperson. See
guidelines on the adoption of declarations approved by the Bureau
of the Assembly on 5 March 2015 (Doc. 13750, Appendix 4).