Rules of Procedure of the Assembly (July 2019)

(Resolution 1202 (1999) adopted on 4 November 1999) with subsequent modifications of the Rules of Procedure* * Resolutions 1220 (2000),
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), 2208 (2018)

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 On 28 June 2019 the Bureau approved admissibility and selection
criteria of requests for debates under urgent or current affairs
procedure (see document 14911, Appendix 3 - These replace the criteria
approved in 2007, AS/Bur (2007)73). When proposing to the Assembly
to hold a debate under urgent procedure, the selection criteria
for the Bureau shall be the following: relative urgency (as opposed
to topicality), taking into account the need for time to prepare
proper draft text; the political, social or economic context at
the particular point in time justifying the urgency, with the subject-matter
either being a new one for the Assembly or an ongoing subject which
had come to a culminating point; the controversial nature of the
subject-matter, which implied higher participation by members and
a bigger impact of the text adopted; the number of member States
affected; the number and relative priority of all the requests tabled.The Bureau shall have right to transform a request for an
urgent procedure debate into a current affairs debate. The Bureau
shall have right to change the title of an urgent procedure. For
both the transformation of a request and the change of the title
by the Bureau, the prior agreement of those who made the original
request (or their representatives) shall be required. If such an
agreement is not obtained, the Bureau cannot proceed with neither
transformation of a request nor change of the title. which shall make a proposal to the Assembly. The Assembly
does not have the competence to turn a request for a debate under
urgent procedure into a current affairs debate.
      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.