Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs


Andorra delegation comes top for voting at PACE

Parliamentarians from Andorra, Liechtenstein, Sweden and Norway voted most often in plenary debates of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) during 2018, according to statistics. More

As EU mulls a ‘democracy-monitoring’ mechanism, Council of Europe should step up political co-ordination but retain ‘primacy’ on assessing basic values

The Council of Europe should step up political co-ordination with the EU while retaining its “primacy” in assessing both EU and non-EU states’ respect for common fundamental values, PACE’s Rules Committee said. More

Committee proposes to amend provisions of the Assembly's Rules of Procedure

The Rules Committe proposed that PACE amend various provisions of its Rules, to accommodate the changes in parliamentary practice, drawing on discussions in the Ad hoc Committee of the Bureau on the role and mission of PACE. More

Rules Committee clarifies the list of possible 'sanctions' in the event of a challenge to credentials

In the event of a challenge to the credentials of a national delegation, the Parliamentary Assembly may not question the right of Assembly members to take part in the election of senior Council of Europe officials. More

Rules Committee proposes to strengthen PACE's decision-making process on credentials and voting

The Committee on Rules of Procedure proposes to amend some of the Assembly's Rules on challenges to the credentials of national delegations, including as regards the majorities required. More

PACE committee to weigh proposals related to Assembly rules on ‘participation rights’ of national delegations

The Rules Committee has appointed Petra De Sutter to prepare a report covering “proposals relating to the challenge or reconsideration of credentials and to representation and participation rights of national delegations”. More