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 51 - Urgent procedure in the Assembly On 27 June 1994 the Assembly
took note of the proposals on urgent procedure made by the Bureau
(Doc. 7080, item XXII): “Depending on their presentation, the Bureau
shall examine requests for urgent procedure having due regard to
the business in hand before the end of the Part-Session. The President
(or another Bureau member) shall present the Bureau’s recommendation to
the Assembly at its next sitting which will decide on the requests
according to Rules 51.3.  and 51.4.  and fix the date and
time of the debate(s). A committee may normally not submit more
than one request for urgent procedure at any one Part-Session.” The
Bureau also specified that the possibility should not be ruled out
completely for a committee to present more than one request if this
was justified by the events and if the committee’s request was unanimous.
See also Rule 27.4. .

      51.1. At the request of the Committee of Ministers, of the committee concerned, of one or more political groups, or of twenty or more representatives or substitutes, a debate may be held on an item which has not been placed on the draft agenda as approved by the Bureau.
      51.2. A request for urgent procedure shall be addressed to the President of the Assembly in time for the last Bureau meeting before the opening of the part-session. The President shall submit it to the Bureau which shall make a proposal to the Assembly. On
5 October 2007, the Bureau approved criteria for selection of requests
for debate under procedure (AS/Bur (2007)73).
      51.3. Only the following may speak on a request for urgent procedure: one speaker for the request, one speaker against, the chairperson of the committee concerned and a representative of the Bureau speaking in its name.
      51.4. The adoption of urgent procedure shall require a two-thirds majority of the votes cast. Only affirmative and negative
votes shall count in calculating the number of votes cast (Rule 40.4. ) If urgent procedure is adopted, the Assembly shall decide the date for the debate and refer the item to a committee of the Assembly for report and, if appropriate, to one or several committees for opinion.