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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    (adopted by the Bureau of the Assembly on 25 March 2002 On 26 March 2002 the Standing Committee approved these provisions. and 17 December 2007 See Doc. 11490 Part 1.)

      iii. - Order of speakers

      The order of speakers on the list for each sitting will be determined according to the following criteria:
      1. In a first round all established Political Groups have the possibility to speak in the order based on the number of members affiliated to their Group. In the case of two or more Political Groups having the same number of members, the order of members speaking on behalf of these groups will be established on the basis of the membership of groups in the last year before this situation has occurred.
      2. A rotation between the Political Groups will be ensured for the opening of each debate. This rotation will be started anew at each Part-session.
      3. After the first round, the d’Hondt system will be applied taking also into account the other criteria mentioned hereafter.
      4. The order of speakers will be governed by the d’Hondt system based on the same criteria as those used for the distribution of chairmanships in Assembly committees.
      5. A maximum of two speakers from the same national delegation (even if belonging to a different Political Group) shall follow each other on the list. This does not apply to members speaking on behalf of Political Groups, to Rapporteurs and to the end of the list of speakers when no alternation is possible.
      6. If a member’s name appears amongst the first 10 speakers after the first round for more than one debate, the member shall appear further down the list the other times, unless he/she has been unable to speak in the debate.
      7. During one part-session, members shall be entitled to enter their name on the register for a maximum of five debates only, indicating an order of priority and shall be allowed to address the Assembly during one Part-session not more than three times. This does not apply to Rapporteurs, committee chairpersons as part of their function and to members speaking on behalf of Political Groups.
      8. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 14, the first half of a list of speakers shall not include more than 50% of the members of a national delegation.
      9. In the case of a debate on a report particularly relevant to a member country, a special guest, observer or partner for democracy country, the list shall be drawn up in such a way as to allow for politically balanced contributions from the countries concerned.
      10. The ten members who, during the previous Assembly part-session, have participated in the highest number of votes taken in plenary shall be moved up three positions on the lists of speakers on which they have been placed.
      11. For the establishment of the d’Hondt calculation for the order of speakers, Non Registered members will be treated like a Political Group and inserted accordingly in the list.
      12. Members of special guest, observer and partner for democracy delegations shall follow on the list of speakers each time (with the exception of the first round) after a member of the smallest Political Group has taken the floor.
      13. If a speaker whose name is on the list is prevented from taking the floor during the debate, and he/she has notified the Chair before he/she has been called, the first on the list of subsequent speakers from the same Group will be moved up in his/her place.
      14. The drawing up of the final list for a debate shall be the responsibility of the President of the Assembly. The occupant of the Chair shall take responsibility for any changes in the list which become necessary during the debate. The final list of speakers may not include more members of a delegation than the number of seats held by that delegation in the Assembly.