Rules of Procedure of the Assembly (February 2021)

(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), 2278 (2019), 2287 (2019),
2349 (2020), 2350 (2020), 2360 (2021)<br><br>Wherever used herein, the masculine form refers to both women and men, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. The words "President", "Vice-President", "Secretary General", "Representative", "Substitute", "chairperson", etc. refer to persons of both sexes.

Rules of Procedure of the Assembly

Parts: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII.

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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      Rule 41 - Majorities required

      41.1. The following majorities See the
Statute of the Council of Europe, Article 29. are required:
      41.1.a. for the adoption of a draft recommendation or a draft opinion to the Committee of Ministers, for the adoption of urgent procedure, for an alteration to the agenda, for the setting up of a committee, for the fixing of the date for the opening or resumption of ordinary sessions and a decision to dismiss the holder of an elective office, a majority of two thirds of the votes cast. Only
affirmative and negative votes shall count in calculating the number
of votes cast (Rule 40.4. ).
See also for a two-thirds majority Rules 17.7. , 27.5. , 33.2. , 51.4.  and 52.6. .
      41.1.b. for the adoption of a draft recommendation on the initiation of a complementary joint procedure between the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly in response to a serious violation by a member State of its statutory obligations, a majority of two thirds of the votes cast and a number of votes in favour equivalent to at least one third of the total number of members of the Assembly authorised to vote;
      41.1.c. in respect of appointments, an absolute majority of the votes cast Only those ballot papers bearing the names of persons who
have been duly entered as candidates shall be taken into account for
the purpose of calculating the number of votes cast (Rule 40.11. ). at the first ballot and a relative majority at the second ballot See “Regulations relating to the appointment of the Secretary
General, Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General of the Assembly
having the rank of Deputy Secretary General”, 
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			 and following below, Article 22 of the European
Convention of Human Rights, 
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			 below,
Article 9 of Resolution (99) 50 of the Committee of Ministers on
the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, 
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			 below and the provisions
relating to the election procedure in the Assembly, 
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			 below.; in the event of a tie-vote between candidates in the second ballot, successive ballots shall be held until one candidate obtains a relative majority; When only one candidature is submitted
to the Assembly, members are invited to indicate their choice by
‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the ballot paper mentioning the name of the candidate.
      41.1.d. for the adoption of a draft resolution and for any other decision, a majority of the votes cast Only affirmative and negative
votes shall count in calculating the number of votes cast (Rule 40.4. ). in the case of a tie the question being rejected.