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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    Special guests, observers, partners for democracy See also Order No. 316 (1971), on
addresses by guest speakers at plenary sittings of the Assembly, 
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			 below. and other guests Retour au sommaire Atteindre l'élement suivant Atteindre l'élement précédent

      Rule 63 - Observers See
also special rules governing relations with parliamentary and inter-parliamentary
assemblies of non-member states, 
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			 below.

      63.1. The Assembly may, on the proposal of the Bureau, grant observer status to national parliaments of non-member states of the Council of Europe which meet the conditions set out in paragraph 1 of Statutory Resolution (93) 26 of the Committee of Ministers on observer status. By a decision of
23 September 1996, the Assembly decided to no longer limit observer
status to parliaments of European non-member states (Doc. 7633).
For the text of Statutory Resolution (93) 26 of the Committee of
Ministers, see “Statute of Council of Europe” volume, p. 52. See
also the criteria for the granting of observer status with the Council
of Europe approved by the Committee of Ministers (CM/Inf (99) 50). Any requests for observer status shall be referred to the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy for report and to other relevant committees for opinion.
      63.2. The Assembly shall specify the number of members of observer delegations. Canada: 6 representatives and 6 substitutes; Israel: 3 representatives
and 3 substitutes; Mexico: 6 representatives and 6 substitutes.
See Resolution 1125 (1997) and Resolution 1203 (1999) revised by
Resolution 1584 (2007). The parliaments concerned are not required to submit credentials to the President of the Assembly. However, they shall submit to the President of the Assembly not less than one week before the opening of the ordinary session a list of members appointed for the whole duration of the session. Insofar as the number of their members allows, the delegations shall be composed to ensure a fair representation of the political parties or groups within their parliaments and to include at least the same percentage of the under-represented sex as is present in their parliaments, and in any case one representative of each sex. For
another criteria to be borne in mind see paragraph 4 (ii) of Resolution
1203 (1999).
      63.3. Members of such delegations may sit in the Assembly but without the right to vote. They shall have the right to speak with the authorisation of the President of the Assembly.
      63.4. Members of observer delegations may participate in committee meetings as provided in Rule 48.5. . They may submit to the committee chairperson proposals concerning the draft agenda of committee meetings and proposals for amendments to draft texts examined in these meetings. The committee chairperson shall decide on any further action. They may sign motions for resolutions and recommendations and written declarations. However, they shall not be taken into account for the number of signatures required. Members of observer delegations may participate in the work of political groups according to the conditions established by the groups.
      63.5. The President of the Assembly may invite representatives of parliaments of other non-member states to attend a debate in the Assembly.