Bureau and Presidential Committee


An Ad hoc Committee on the role and mission of the Assembly

At its last meeting, the Bureau decided to set up an ad hoc Committee on ‘The role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly’. Its purpose is to make proposals to the Bureau on the implementation of the Resolution 2186. More

Coming election of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

The Bureau took note of and declassified the report drawn up by the Sub-Committee on Human Rights on the hearing of the candidates to the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. More

Investigation body: extension of the terms of reference

The Bureau of the PACE has decided to extend the terms of reference of the Independent External Investigation Body to look into allegations of corruption made against certain members and/or former members of the Assembly. More

Call for referral of Mammadov case to the Strasbourg Court ‘as soon as possible’ on question of whether Azerbaijan has failed to abide by the judgment

The European Court of Human Rights The Bureau of the Assembly calls on High Contracting Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights to apply, as soon as possible, the procedure foreseen under Article 46.4 of the Convention in the Mammadov case. More

The Free Democrats Group: a new political group within PACE

At its meeting on 4 September, the PACE Bureau acknowledged the formation of the Free Democrats Group (FDG), in line with Rule 19 of the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure. There are now six political groups in the Assembly. More

Allegations of corruption within PACE: appointment of the members of the external investigation body

The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, meeting yesterday in Prague, appointed the three members of the independent external investigation body to look into allegations of corruption within PACE. More