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Agenda | Doc. 14391 | 09 October 2017

Fourth part of the 2017 Ordinary Session

(9-13 October 2017)

Origin - Adopted by the Assembly on 9 October 2017. 2017 - Fourth part-session

  • Bur Bureau of the Assembly
  • Per Standing Committee
  • Pol Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy
  • Jur Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
  • Soc Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development
  • Mig Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons
  • Cult Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media
  • Ega Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
  • Mon Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee)
  • Pro Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs
  • Cdh Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights
  • EPP/CD Group of the European People's Party
  • SOC Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group
  • EC European Conservatives Group
  • ALDE Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • UEL Group of the Unified European Left
  • FDG Free Democrats Group
  • NR Representatives not belonging to a political group

Joint Committee

  • Thursday15:00 - 16:30

Bureau of the Assembly

  • Monday08:00 - 09:30
  • Friday08:30 - 10:00

Committees

  • Monday14:00 - 15:00
  • Tuesday08:30 - 10:00
  • Tuesday14:00 - 15:30
  • Wednesday14:00 - 15:30
  • Thursday08:30 - 10:00
  • Thursday14:00 - 15:00

Political groups

  • Monday09:30 - 11:30
  • Monday17:00 - 19:00
  • Wednesday08:30 - 10:00

Opening of the part-session

Opening by the Acting President of the Assembly

Examination of credentials

List of delegations:

Election of the President of the Assembly (AS/Inf (2017) 08)

Election of Vice-Presidents of the Assembly in respect of France and Serbia

Changes in the membership of committees (Commissions (2017) 07 + Add. 1)

Requests for debate:

Urgent procedure debate: “The extremely worrying humanitarian situation of the Rohingya”
Urgent procedure debate: “The new Ukrainian law on education: a major impediment to the teaching of national minorities' mother tongues”
Current affairs debate: “The need for a political solution to the crisis in Catalonia”

Adoption of the agenda

Debate

Progress report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee

Presentation by:

Observation of the parliamentary elections in Albania (25 June 2017)

Presentation by:

Mr Paolo CORSINI
Italy, SOC
Rapporteur, AS/Bur

Prize Award Ceremony (15:00 - 15:30)

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 
			(1) 
			See
programme published separately (<a href='http://website-pace.net/documents/10643/3084081/AS-INF-2017-07-EN.pdf/8ffba202-cb78-43ae-b286-b1ff09609506'>AS/Inf
(2017) 07</a>).

Address (15:30 - 16:30)

Communication from the Committee of Ministers

Presentation by:

Mr Lubomír ZAORÁLEK, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers

Debate (continued)

Progress report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee

Observation of the parliamentary elections in Albania (25 June 2017)

Election (10:00 - 13:00)

Judge to the European Court of Human Rights

List of candidates in respect of:

Debate

The activities of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2016-2017

Presentation by:

Mr Alfred HEER
Switzerland, ALDE
Rapporteur, AS/Pol
Mr Geraint DAVIES
United Kingdom, SOC
Rapporteur for opinion, AS/Soc

Statement by:

Mr Angel GURRÍA, Secretary-General of the OECD

Address (12:00 - 13:00)

Mr Miloš ZEMAN, President of the Czech Republic

Speech (12:00-12:20)

Questions and replies (12:20-13:00)

Election (continued) (15:30 - 17:00)

Judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Question time (15:30 - 16:00)

Mr Thorbjørn JAGLAND, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Debate

Follow-up to Resolution 1903 (2012): promoting and strengthening transparency, accountability and integrity of Parliamentary Assembly members

Presentation by:

Mr Ian LIDDELL-GRAINGER
United Kingdom, EC
Rapporteur, AS/Pro

Debate

Evaluation of the partnership for democracy in respect of the Parliament of Jordan

Presentation by:

Ms Josette DURRIEU
France, SOC
Rapporteur, AS/Pol
Mr Andrea RIGONI
Italy, ALDE
Rapporteur for opinion, AS/Jur

[Possibly 2nd round] Election (10:00 - 13:00)

Judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Joint debate

The functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan

Presentation by:

Mr Stefan SCHENNACH
Austria, SOC
Co-Rapporteur, AS/Mon
Mr Cezar Florin PREDA
Romania, EPP/CD
Co-Rapporteur, AS/Mon

Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe: what follow-up on respect for human rights?

Presentation by:

Mr Alain DESTEXHE
Belgium, ALDE
Rapporteur, AS/Jur

Address (12:00 - 13:00)

Mr Petro POROSHENKO, President of Ukraine

Speech (12:00-12:20)

Questions and replies (12:20-13:00)

[Possibly 2nd round] Election (continued) (15:30 - 17:00)

Judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Joint debate

Call for a Council of Europe Summit to reaffirm European unity and to defend and promote democratic security in Europe

Presentation by:

Mr Michele NICOLETTI
Italy, SOC
Rapporteur, AS/Pol

Defending the acquis of the Council of Europe: preserving 65 years of successful intergovernmental co-operation

Presentation by:

Mr Tiny KOX
Netherlands, UEL
Rapporteur, AS/Pro

Joint debate

Venice Commission’s “Rule of Law Checklist”

Presentation by:

Mr Philippe MAHOUX
Belgium, SOC
Rapporteur, AS/Jur

New threats to the rule of law in Council of Europe member States: selected examples

Presentation by:

Mr Bernd FABRITIUS
Germany, EPP/CD
Rapporteur, AS/Jur

Statement by:

Mr Gianni BUQUICCHIO, President of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)

Debate under urgent procedure

The new Ukrainian law on education: a major impediment to the teaching of national minorities' mother tongues

Presentation by:

Mr Andres HERKEL
Estonia, EPP/CD
Rapporteur, AS/Cult

Debate

Prosecuting and punishing the crimes against humanity or even possible genocide committed by Daesh

Presentation by:

Mr Pieter OMTZIGT
Netherlands, EPP/CD
Rapporteur, AS/Jur
Ms Thorhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR
Iceland, SOC
Rapporteur for opinion, AS/Pol

Current affairs debate

The need for a political solution to the crisis in Catalonia

Debate

The use of new genetic technologies in human beings

Presentation by:

Ms Petra De SUTTER
Belgium, SOC
Rapporteur, AS/Soc

Debate

Promoting the human rights of and eliminating discrimination against intersex people

Presentation by:

Mr Piet De BRUYN
Belgium, NR
Rapporteur, AS/Ega

Debate

Youth against corruption

Presentation by:

Ms Eleonora CIMBRO
Italy, SOC
Rapporteur, AS/Cult

Progress report

Progress report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee (continued)

Addendum:

Closure of the part-session