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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      viii. - Co-operation agreement between the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the Pan African Parliament of the African Union (PAP) (11 April 2005) See Doc. 10405 Part I.

      I. Aim of the Agreement
      1. The aim of the agreement is to enhance co-operation between PACE and PAP, while fully respecting their respective competencies. In view of their common concerns and complementarity at intercontinental level, the two institutions agree to establish a political dialogue, particularly with a view to promoting on the African continent the principles of parliamentary democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
      2. The PAP will encourage the competent authorities to make use of the possibilities to sign, ratify or accede to the relevant Council of Europe conventions, which are open to non-member states, as well as the expertise offered by the European Commission for Democracy through Law (“Venice Commission”) and by the North-South Centre.
      3. In particular, the PAP and the PACE will endeavour to encourage the competent African authorities to introduce a moratorium on executions and abolish the death penalty.
      II. Reciprocal Representation
      4. The PACE and the PAP will invite each other to be represented at their respective statutory plenary meetings. The Presidents will be invited, at appropriate intervals, to address each other’s sessions.
      5. The same arrangements will apply to ad hoc meetings, such as conferences, symposia and other events, organised by PACE or PAP.
      III. Joint Activities
      6. Based on their respective mandates, the PACE and the PAP may jointly organise, or associate their Organisations in, specific events which fall in areas of common concern, notably parliamentary democracy, rule of law, human rights and North-South relations.
      IV. Working Arrangements
      7. At the request of the PAP, the PACE will provide expertise on parliamentary practice and procedure.
      8. The PACE and the PAP will exchange official documentation, including orders of business of statutory meetings, memoranda, resolutions and recommendations, on a regular basis.
      9. Documents of mutual interest may be sent to members of the two Organisations. When appropriate the PACE and the PAP may submit written communications on subjects under consideration in the other’s Assembly.
      10. Officials of PACE and PAP secretariats will meet for consultations at suitable intervals to strengthen co-operation between the two Organisations and enhance co-ordination.
      11. The PACE agrees to include traineeships in these arrangements.
      V. Final Provision
      12. This Co-operation Agreement enters into force on the day of its signature by both parties. It may be amended by mutual consent, or suspended or annulled by either one of the parties.