Rules of Procedure of the Assembly (September 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)

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. XXIII.

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    Committees See Statute
of the Council of Europe, Article 24. Retour au sommaire Atteindre l'élement suivant Atteindre l'élement précédent

      Rule 48 - Meetings of committees

      48.1. A committee shall meet when convened by its chairperson on his or her own initiative, at the request of one third of the committee members or at the request of the President of the Assembly. According to the ruling adopted by the Standing Committee
on 23 March 1988, Committee meetings shall be held in Strasbourg
or Paris. See 
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			. Except during part-sessions, the convocation to the meeting shall be sent to members at least seven days before the meeting.
      48.2. Any two or more committees may hold a joint meeting for the examination of subjects coming within their competence, but may not reach a joint decision, except if it is unanimous or on procedural matters. The Chair shall be taken in turns by the chairpersons of each of the participating committees, starting with the longest-serving chairperson or, in the case of equal length of service, the elder.
      48.3. Unless a committee decides otherwise, committee meetings shall be held in private. See the Rules on access to and movement
and security within Council of Europe premises, 
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			. The Monitoring Committee and the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights meet in camera.
      48.4. Members of the Assembly may attend meetings of committees of which they are not members but without the right to speak or vote. However, only members of the Monitoring Committee and members of the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights may attend meetings of their respective committees.
      48.5. Subject to paragraph 6 below, members of special guest, observer and partner for democracy delegations appointed to a committee may participate in its meetings and speak if called by the committee chairperson; they shall not have the right to vote. However, a committee may decide in advance that members of such delegations may not attend a meeting or part of a meeting.
      48.6. Meetings of the Joint Committee, 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 shall not be open to members of special guest, observer and partner for democracy delegations.
      48.7. The conditions on which any person who is not covered by sub-paragraphs 4 to 6 above may be heard by a committee shall be decided by that committee. The participation of elected representatives
of the Turkish Cypriot community to committee work is regulated
by this article, in accordance with Resolution 1376 (2004) and the
decision of the Bureau of the Assembly on 4 October 2004 (see progress report,
appendix VI, Doc. 10294). The participation of two representatives
of the political forces elected to the Kosovo* Assembly in committee
meetings is defined in the decision taken by the Bureau of the Assembly
on 7 March 2013, in accordance with Resolution 1912 (2013) (see
progress report, Doc. 13169).
      48.8. Secretaries of national delegations and secretaries of political groups may attend the meetings of committees of the Assembly, except for those of the Monitoring Committee and the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights.
      48.9. The draft minutes of each committee meeting shall be distributed to all the members of the committee, under the conditions stipulated in Rule 47.5. , and shall be presented for the committee’s approval at the opening of the next meeting.