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The functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine

Recommendation 2035 (2014)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 30 January 2014 (7th Sitting) (see Doc. 13405 and addendum, report of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee), co-rapporteurs: Ms Mailis Reps and Ms Marietta de Pourbaix-Lundin). Text adopted by the Assembly on 30 January 2014 (7th Sitting).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1974 (2014) on the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine, in which it raises a number of concerns about the recent political crisis and outbreaks of violence in Ukraine.
2. The Assembly recalls in this respect the Committee of Ministers’ 1994 Declaration on compliance with commitments accepted by member States of the Council of Europe, which refers to the statutory responsibility incumbent on it for ensuring full respect of the commitments in all member States, without prejudice to other existing procedures, including activities of the Parliamentary Assembly and other conventional control bodies.
3. The Assembly therefore recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
3.1 give due consideration to the issues and concerns raised in Resolution 1974 (2014);
3.2 consider a reinforced and specific monitoring procedure by the Committee of Ministers in respect of Ukraine;
3.3 consider readjusting the co-operation programme with Ukraine with a view to ensuring that the underlying causes of the political crisis, as inter alia set out in Resolution 1974 (2014), are properly addressed;
3.4 give full support to the initiative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to establish an advisory panel to investigate the outbreaks of violence in relation to the protests in Kiev, and encourage the Ukrainian authorities, as well as the opposition parties in that country, to constructively co-operate with this panel and to appoint their representatives to it.