PACE discusses situation in Ukraine, reconsiders Russian credentials

PACE discusses situation in Ukraine, reconsiders Russian credentials

Strasbourg, 7-11 April 2014

At its Spring session in Strasbourg on 7-11 April the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will debate a request to reconsider the already ratified credentials of the delegation of the Russian Federation on substantive grounds (under Rule 9.1.a of the Rules of Procedure) and is likely to hold an urgent debate on threats to the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine (*).

The Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk will not address the Assembly as  originally foreseen.

Other highlights on the draft agenda include an address by the President of Austria and a decision on granting partner for democracy status to the Kyrgyz Parliament, as well as a report on prostitution, trafficking and modern slavery in Europe.

The Assembly will also discuss the annual activity report by the Commissioner for Human Rights and hold a debate on user protection and security in cyberspace as well as the right to Internet access.

(*) The Assembly will decide its final agenda on the opening day of the session.

Reports and opinions from the agenda

Monday 7 April

  • Doc. 13457 (motion for a resolution) Credentials of the Russian Delegation
  • Doc. 13459 (motion for a resolution) Suspension of the voting rights of the Russian delegation (Rule 9 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly)
  • Doc. 13472 (report on credentials) Examination of credentials of representatives and substitutes
  • Doc. 13470 (progress report) Activities of the Assembly's Bureau and Standing Committee (31 January – 6 April 2014)
  • Doc. 13470 (addendum to the progress report) Activities of the Assembly's Bureau and Standing Committee (31 January – 6 April 2014)
  • Doc. 13473 (communication) President's activities between the first the second part of the 2014 Ordinary session

Tuesday 8 April

  • Doc. 13446 (report) Prostitution, trafficking and modern slavery in Europe
  • Doc. 13461 (report) Request for Partner for Democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly submitted by the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Doc. 13477 (committee opinion) Request for Partner for Democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly submitted by the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Doc. 13476 (committee opinion) Request for Partner for Democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly submitted by the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Doc. 13445 (report) The situation and rights of traditional national minorities in Europe

Wednesday 9 April

  • Doc. 13451 (report) Improving user protection and security in cyberspace
  • Doc. 13481 (committee opinion) Improving user protection and security in cyberspace
  • Doc. 13434 (report) The right to Internet access
  • Doc. 13465 (committee opinion) The right to Internet access
  • Doc. 13482 (report) Recent developments in Ukraine: threats to the functioning of democratic institutions
  • Doc. 13392 (report) Access to nationality and the effective implementation of the European Convention on Nationality
  • Doc. 13438 (committee opinion) Access to nationality and the effective implementation of the European Convention on Nationality

Thursday 10 April

  • Doc. 13483 (report) Reconsideration on substantive grounds of the previously ratified credentials of the Russian delegation
  • Doc. 13488 (committee opinion) Reconsideration on substantive grounds of the previously ratified credentials of the Russian delegation (Rule 9 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly)
  • Doc. 13435 (report) Urgent need to deal with new failures to co-operate with the European Court of Human Rights
  • Doc. 13441 (report) The protection of minors against excesses of sects
  • Doc. 13467 (committee opinion) The protection of minors against excesses of sects
  • Doc. 13456 (report) Decent work for all

Friday 11 April

  • Doc. 13462 (report) Refugees and the right to work
  • Doc. 13458 (report) Ending child poverty in Europe