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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    Index Budgetary texts See Statute of the Council of Europe, Article
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      Index Budgetary texts See Statute of the Council of Europe, Article
38.

      i. - Extract from the Resolution (53) 38 adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 13 December 1953 (Doc. 220)

      1. When drawing up the draft Budget for the Council of Europe, the Secretary General shall consult the Assembly on that part of the draft Budget which comprises operational appropriations concerning it. (...)
      The Opinion of the Assembly shall be transmitted to the Committee of Ministers at the same time as the draft Budget.
      Any appropriations proposed by the Assembly which, by the purpose served or the amount involved, may be considered by the Secretary General to be unsuitable for inclusion in the draft Budget shall also be transmitted to the Committee of Ministers at the same time as the draft Budget.
      2. A list of members of the staff of the Secretariat General placed wholly at the disposal of the Assembly Services shall be appended each year to the draft Budget.
      3. The Secretary General shall, within such limits as he may determine, delegate to the Secretary General of the Assembly the duties of “ordonnateur” empowered to incur financial commitments in respect of appropriations figuring in the Vote of the Budget relating to the operation of the Assembly and its Committees.

      ii. - Extract from the Communication of the Committee of Ministers on the examination of the Budget by the Assembly (Doc. 342)

      Apart from any other considerations, for it to be feasible to consult the Assembly on the draft Budget of the Council of Europe as a whole this draft Budget would have to be prepared by the Secretariat General in the first months of the year, namely at a time when it is still impossible to make accurate estimates for the following year.
      However, the Committee of Ministers has agreed that the Assembly should be given the opportunity of expressing its opinion on the Budget of the Council and has therefore instructed the Secretary General to transmit to the Assembly a documentation comprising the final audited accounts for the previous Financial Year and the Budget for the current Financial Year. Such documentation will, in fact, provide adequate material for the Assembly to express an opinion as to what credits might be included in the Budget for the following year. The Committee of Ministers will make a point of examining such opinions when the time comes.

      iii. - Extract from the Progress Report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee concerning the preparation of the Assembly’s budget Doc. 3292 (1973)

      At its meeting on 25 January 1973, the Bureau discussed a memorandum submitted by the Secretary General on the preparation of the Consultative (Parliamentary) Assembly’s Budget.
      At its meeting on 23 March 1973, the Standing Committee approved the new procedure suggested by the Secretary General. The Secretariat of the Assembly will henceforth prepare its estimates in co-operation with the appropriate Secretariat services. These estimates will then be taken by the Assembly as a basis for its budgetary proposals for the following year. The Assembly’s proposals will be grouped in a separate document and the draft budget for the whole Organisation, as presented by the Secretary General to the Committee of Ministers, will refer, where the Assembly’s operational expenditure is concerned, to the total appropriation which the latter asks for in this separate document. However, if the Secretary General should find himself in disagreement with any of the Assembly’s proposals, he may, having first consulted the President of the Assembly, indicate this to the Committee of Ministers and explain his reasons.

      iv. - Index Extract from the reply of the Committee of Ministers to Recommendation 1344 (1997) of the Parliamentary Assembly on enlargement of the Council of Europe: the budgetary and administrative powers of the Assembly (Doc. 8080)

      “… the formal document by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on budgetary prospects and proposal for the ceiling [of the Council’s budget] should be transmitted for information to the Assembly’s Sub-Committee on the Budget (of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Development) and […] that there should be an exchange of views with the Assembly before the final decision on the budgetary ceiling …
      Concerning the proposed mechanism for direct consultation with the Assembly concerning Vote III of the ordinary budget, the Committee of Ministers believes that it is necessary to hold regular consultations of the kind envisaged in the preceding paragraph in order to discuss all issues of common interest in the budgetary and administrative fields.” See
also the replies of the Committee of Ministers to Recommendation
1767 (2002) on Parliamentary scrutiny of international institutions
and to Recommendation 1728 (2005) on Budgetary powers of the Parliamentary
Assembly of the Council of Europe (Doc. 9673 and 11222).