Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs


Two PACE committees to meet in Rome

The Committees on Legal Affairs and Rules of Procedure of the Parliamentary Assembly will meet on 17 and 18 May 2016 at the Palazzo Montecitorio in Rome, at the invitation of the Italian delegation to PACE. More

Restrictions on freedom of movement of parliamentarians, a moralistic trend in international law

Arcadio Diaz Tejera (Spain, SOC) The illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and its intervention resulting in a military conflict in eastern Ukraine have generated a climate of distrust against a background of a “war of sanctions”, the committee said. More

UK delegation credentials should be ratified, Rules Committee concludes

Following the challenge of credentials of the new United Kingdom delegation to the Assembly on procedural grounds, the Rules Committee, concluded that the credentials should be ratified. More

How to regulate the funding of political parties and electoral campaigns?

A seminar, organised in co-operation with the PACE Parliamentary Project Support Division, will take place on 10-11 December 2015 on the theme: “Funding of political parties and electoral campaigns: legislation and control mechanisms”. More

Corrupt elites as a threat to democracy

What is the link between corruption and democracy? How can corruption undermine the pillars of the rule of law? These were the questions posed by Michele Nicoletti as he opened a hearing on "Corrupt elites as a threat to democracy". More

Rules Committee proposes increasing the Turkish parliament’s representation in PACE

Adopting the report prepared by Andreas Gross (Switzerland, SOC), the Committee on Rules of Procedure stated its belief that “the representation of the Turkish parliament in the Assembly is clearly too low”. More