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 49 - Sub-committees

      49.1. Except as otherwise provided in this Rule, procedure in sub-committee shall follow that in committee.
      49.2. A committee may appoint standing or ad hoc sub-committees, whose exact composition and competence it shall determine at the time of appointment. National delegations and political parties or groups shall be fairly represented.
      49.3. A committee of 85, 90, 91 or 93 seats may not appoint more than three standing sub-committees, and a committee of 38 or 22 seats may not appoint more than two, unless authorised by the Bureau of the Assembly with a two-thirds majority. This provision does not apply
to the Monitoring Committee. See Resolution 1115 (1997) which however
authorises the Committee to set up sub-committees on the monitoring
of specific obligations and commitments of member states or groups
of member states. The Bureau also authorised a derogation from the
rule limiting the number of sub-committees regarding the Sub-Committee
on the Europe Prize for the committee concerned.
      49.4. An ad hoc sub-committee shall cease to exist once the committee has considered its report.
      49.5. A standing or ad hoc sub-committee not re-appointed during the first part of an ordinary session shall cease to exist.
      49.6. The number of members of a sub-committee may not exceed one third At its meeting on 25 November 1991, the Standing Committee
specified that “if it is impossible to divide the number of members
of a committee by three, the third of the full membership shall
be calculated on the basis of the next higher multiple of three”
(see Progress Report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee, Doc. 6543). of the full membership of the committee. An alternate from the same national delegation may be appointed for each full member. In addition, the chairperson of the committee shall ex officio be a full member of any of its sub-committees. No member of the committee may be a member of more than two of its sub-committees. The Committee on Rules of Procedure and Immunities held (AS/Pro
(2001) 7) that the term “member” included full members and alternates
of sub-committees. The Bureau authorised a derogation from the rule
which forbid multiple memberships of sub-committees regarding the
Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize for members of the committee concerned.
      49.7. The Bureau of a sub-committee shall include the chairperson and the vice-chairperson. Elections shall be held in accordance with the procedures laid down in paragraphs 2, 4 to 6 of Rule 46 while taking into account the principle of gender equality. Full members of the sub-committee who have been members of the sub-committee for at least one year This provision does not apply
to new sub-committees. may be candidates for the office of chairperson or vice-chairperson of the sub-committee. A single candidate put forward for any office shall be declared elected without a vote. The chairperson and the vice-chairperson of a sub-committee may be re-elected for one further term, consecutive or not. On expiry of a period of four years, they may be again elected for two new consecutive or non-consecutive terms. A chairperson or vice-chairperson of a sub-committee elected in the course of a session for an incomplete term to replace the chairperson or the vice-chairperson previously elected during the session may be re-elected for two further terms.
      49.8. A sub-committee shall inform the appointing committee of its work, which shall approve its decisions.