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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      Rule 50 - Reports of committees

      50.1. A committee shall appoint one rapporteur for each subject, who shall be responsible for the preparation of the report of the committee and for presenting it to the Assembly. The Monitoring Committee shall appoint two co-rapporteurs. See Resolution 1115 (1997) modified, 
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			. For the appointment of rapporteurs, the committees shall take into consideration the following criteria by order of priority: competence and availability, fair representation of political groups (based on the d’Hondt system), gender-balanced representation, geographical and national balance. A member of the Assembly who is simultaneously rapporteur for five reports or opinions under preparation, on behalf of one or more committees, may not be appointed rapporteur. Reports or opinions under
preparation are those which have still not been debated by the Assembly
or the Standing Committee. In the exercise of their duties, the rapporteurs shall comply with the rules set forth in the code of conduct for rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly. See Resolution 1799 (2011) on the Code of conduct for rapporteurs
of the Parliamentary Assembly, and 
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			. A rapporteur shall remain in charge of the follow-up to his or her report for a term of one year after the adoption of the text by the Assembly.
      50.2. The report of a committee shall normally contain one or more draft texts:
      - recommendations or opinions addressed to the Committee of Ministers;
      - resolutions. See Rule 25  above.
      Only these texts may be voted upon in committee, and the results of such votes shall be included in the report. Only these texts may be voted upon by the Assembly or the Standing Committee.
      50.3. A committee seized for an opinion on the report of another committee may submit its opinion in writing or orally. See also Rule 33.2.  above. If in writing it should contain a chapter at the beginning entitled “Conclusions of the committee”, and an explanatory memorandum by the rapporteur.
      50.4. The report of a committee shall also contain an explanatory memorandum by the rapporteur. The committee shall take note of it. Any dissenting opinions expressed in the committee shall be included therein at the request of their authors, preferably in the body of the explanatory memorandum, but otherwise in an appendix or footnote. A
dissenting opinion shall be included in the report in the form laid
down in Rule 50.4.  as approved
by the committee when adopting the report. The text, drafted in
one of the Assembly’s two official languages and no longer than
500 words, shall be submitted by the committee member who expressed
his/her dissenting opinion during the meeting, within 48 hours after
the meeting. A dissenting opinion cannot be included in a committee
opinion. At the Assembly sitting on 1 April 2003, the President of
the Assembly indicated that “Rule [50.4] should be interpreted to
mean that dissenting opinions must be tabled together with, and
as part of, the report to which they refer.”
      50.5. The adoption of the draft text and taking note of the explanatory memorandum shall constitute the committee’s approval of the report as a whole. Any report thus approved shall be tabled and published as an official Assembly document. If, after the tabling of a report, important developments occur, the committee may approve an addendum to it.
      50.6. Committees may table information reports, which shall not be subject to a vote in the Assembly.
      50.7. Committees may appoint one or more general rapporteurs whose terms of reference and term of office they shall determine beforehand. The terms of reference shall be submitted to the Bureau for approval and its decision shall be subject to ratification by the Assembly. As of
1 October 2016, ten general rapporteurs are in office: general rapporteur
on the abolition of the death penalty, general rapporteur on children,
general rapporteur on local and regional authorities, general rapporteur
on ending immigration detention of children, general rapporteur
on science and technology impact assessment, general rapporteur
on media freedom and safety of journalists, general rapporteur on
violence against women, general rapporteur on the rights of lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender people, general rapporteur on combating
racism and intolerance, general rapporteur on the budget and the
intergovernmental programme.