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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    Relations between the Committee of Ministers and the Assembly Retour au sommaire Atteindre l'élement suivant Atteindre l'élement précédent

      Relations between the Committee of Ministers and the Assembly

      Rule 57 - Access to the Assembly and committees In an opinion of
10 January 1957, Doc. 613, the Committee on Rules of Procedure and
Immunities gave a strict interpretation of this rule regarding access
to the Assembly. Paragraph 1 may not therefore be stretched to apply
to a person who is not a member of the government. This opinion
was approved by the Assembly at the sitting of 10 January 1957 (see
36th Sitting of the 8th Session).

      57.1. Members of the Committee of Ministers or any other minister of the government of a member state shall have the right of access to the Assembly and its committees. They may be called to speak if they so request but may not vote.
      57.2. Index A minister may, on the same conditions, be represented by a deputy at meetings of an Assembly committee subject to the agreement of that committee. See Rules on access to the Palais
de l’Europe and on use of offices, 
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			 below, and
Article 27 of the Statute of the Council of Europe.

      Rule 58 - Joint Committee See Statutory Resolution adopted by the Committee of Ministers
in May 1951.

      58.1. The Joint Committee shall consist of a representative of each member government and a corresponding number of representatives of the Assembly On 6 December 1963, the Committee of Ministers
agreed that the Joint Committee should consist of one representative
of each government of the member states (currently forty-seven)
and an equal number of representatives of the Assembly (see Docs.
1684 and 2016)., including the President. For the discussion of a particular item, the Bureau of the Assembly and the Committee of Ministers may decide by agreement to set up a mixed working party.
      58.2. The President of the Assembly shall be President of the Joint Committee. The representatives of the Assembly on the Joint Committee shall be:
      - the members of the Bureau;
      - one representative of each parliamentary delegation of member states not represented on the Bureau.
      58.3. If a Vice-President of the Assembly cannot attend a meeting of the Joint Committee, the delegation concerned may appoint another member.
      58.4. The President of the Assembly may, in the light of the agenda of the Joint Committee, co-opt members, in particular rapporteurs.

      Rule 59 - Reports of the Committee of Ministers

      59.1. Reports of the Committee of Ministers on its activities, provided under Article 19 of the Statute, shall be presented and debated in the Assembly. The
Committee of Ministers prepares a statutory report which can be
retrieved on the web site of the Council of Europe [www.coe.int].
At each part-session the Chairman-in-Office of the Committee of
Ministers presents to the Assembly a communication on the activities
of the Committee – report by the Chair – and addresses the Assembly.
These texts are accessible in the document series CM/AS... of the
Committee of Ministers. Moreover, the address is reproduced in the
official report of Assembly debates.

      Rule 60 - Requests from the Committee of Ministers for opinion or further consideration

      60.1. Requests from the Committee of Ministers for an opinion or further consideration shall be debated in the Assembly. At the end of the debate, the Assembly shall vote on either an opinion or a new recommendation to the Committee of Ministers.

      Rule 61 - Questions to the Committee of Ministers

      61.1. Representatives and substitutes may at any time address to the Committee of Ministers, or to its Chairperson-in-office, written questions bearing on matters within the competence of the Committee of Ministers. The President of the Assembly shall decide whether those questions are in order and shall transmit them to the Committee of Ministers.
      61.2. Following the presentation to the Assembly of a report of the Committee of Ministers on its activities, representatives and substitutes may submit oral questions for oral answer by the Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers. This exercise requires the consent of the Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers.
      Representatives and substitutes may also submit written questions. These must be tabled at least one week before the opening of the part-session. The Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers shall answer them orally or in writing.
      Oral and written answers shall be published.
      The President of the Assembly shall decide whether questions are in order.
      No representative or substitute may put more than one oral or written question to the Chairperson of the Committee of Ministers at any one part-session.
      The guidelines for questions to guest speakers shall apply to the implementation of this Rule. See the guidelines
for questions to guest speakers, 
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			 below.