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Motion for a resolution | Doc. 11703 | 12 September 2008

Reconsideration of previously ratified credentials of the Russian delegation on substantial grounds (Rule 9 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly)

Signatories: Ms Kristiina OJULAND, Estonia ; Ms Tina ACKETOFT, Sweden ; Mr Ryszard BENDER, Poland, EDG ; Ms Ingrida CIRCENE, Latvia, EPP/CD ; Mr Miljenko DORIĆ, Croatia, ALDE ; Mr Daniel DUCARME, Belgium ; Mr Mátyás EÖRSI, Hungary, ALDE ; Ms Doris FIALA, Switzerland, ALDE ; Ms Olha HERASYM'YUK, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Andres HERKEL, Estonia, EPP/CD ; Ms Nino KALANDADZÉ, Georgia ; Mr Karol KARSKI, Poland ; Mr Markku LAUKKANEN, Finland, ALDE ; Mr Dariusz LIPIŃSKI, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Sophie LØHDE, Denmark, ALDE ; Mr Aleksei LOTMAN, Estonia, UEL ; Mr Bernard MARQUET, Monaco, ALDE ; Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Nino NAKASHIDZÉ, Georgia ; Mr Hryhoriy OMELCHENKO, Ukraine ; Mr Maximilian REIMANN, Switzerland ; Ms Klára SÁNDOR, Hungary ; Ms Tuulikki UKKOLA, Finland, EPP/CD ; Mr Jiří ZLATUŠKA, Czech Republic

Origin - Referred to the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee), for report, and the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs, for opinion: Reference No. 3488 (29th Sitting, 29 September 2008). 2008 - Fourth part-session

This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only those who have signed it.

Seriously concerned about the conflict opposing two member states of the Council of Europe in the South Caucasus, we, the undersigned, demand the Assembly to reconsider – on the basis of Rule 9.1.a of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly – the ratified credentials of the Russian delegation on the grounds of serious violations of the basic principles of the Council of Europe mentioned in the Preamble to the Statute.