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Activities of the Assembly's Bureau and Standing Committee (2 October 2015)

Progress report | Doc. 13872 Addendum III | 02 October 2015

Author(s):
Bureau of the Assembly
Rapporteur :
Mr Andreas GROSS, Switzerland, SOC

1 Decisions of the Bureau of 2 October 2015 requiring ratification by the Assembly

1.1 References and transmissions to committees

The Bureau considered and approved the following references to committees:

1.1.1 References to committees

  • Doc. 13837, motion for a resolution, The right of LGBT people in Russia, reference to the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) to be taken into account in the preparation of the report on “Honouring of obligations and commitments by the Russian Federation”;
  • Doc. 13838, motion for a resolution, The violation of the human rights of migrants and refugees in Libya, reference to the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons to be taken into account in the preparation of the report on “The Mediterranean Sea: a front door to irregular migration” (Ref. 4056 of 27 June 2014);
  • Doc. 13839, motion for a resolution, The situation of refugees in Lebanon, reference to the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons to be taken into account in the preparation of the report on “A stronger European response to the Syrian refugees crisis” (Ref. 4143 of 26 June 2015)
  • Doc. 13841, motion for a resolution, Migration challenges in Kyrgyzstan and other countries of Central Asia: no further action;
  • Doc. 13842, motion for a resolution, Creating a Europe without dividing lines, reference to the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) for report;
  • Doc. 13844, motion for a resolution, Developments in the social functioning of trade unions, reference to the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development for report;
  • Doc. 13845, motion for a resolution, Youth against corruption, reference to the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media for report;
  • Doc. 13846, motion for a resolution, The situation of nations without State in Europe: no further action;
  • Doc. 13895, motion for a resolution, Towards a democratic approach to the issues of governance in European multinational States, reference to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights for report and to the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy for opinion;
  • Doc. 13858, motion for a resolution, Duration of the mandate of the President of the Assembly (Rule 15.5 of the Assembly's Rules of Procedure), reference to the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs to be taken into account in the preparation of the report on “Modification of the Rules of Procedure (follow-up to Resolution 2018 (2014) )”;
  • Doc. 13897, motion for a resolution, Human rights of refugees and migrants – the situation in the Western Balkans, reference to the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons for report;
  • Bureau decision, Resolution 2075 (2015) , The implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, reference to the Committee on legal Affairs and Human rights for report.

1.1.2 Modification of a reference

Doc. 13736, motion for a resolution, Female genital mutilation in Europe, reference to the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination for report and to the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development for opinion.

1.1.3 Composition of committees

1.1.3.1 Composition of the Monitoring Committee

On the basis of a proposal by the UEL Group, the Bureau appointed Ms Ioanneta Kavvadia (Greece).

1.1.3.2 Composition of the Committee on the election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights

On the basis of a proposal by the EPP/CD Group, the Bureau appointed Mr Volker Ulrich (Germany) and Mr Bernd Fabritius as members.

On the basis of a proposal by the ALDE Group, the Bureau appointed Ms Olena Sotnyk (Ukraine) as alternate.

1.1.3.3 World Forum for Democracy (Strasbourg, 18-20 November 2015)

The Bureau approved the final composition of its ad hoc committee to participate in the Forum (Appendix).

Appendix – Ad Hoc Committee to participate in the World Forum for Democracy on 18-20 November 2015 in Strasbourg

List of members

Chairperson / Président(e)

Ms Anne BRASSEUR (Luxembourg, ALDE)

Presidential Committee

  • Mr Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD)
  • Mr Andreas Gross (Switzerland, SOC)
  • Mr Jordi Xuclà (Spain, ALDE)
  • Mr Christopher Chope (United Kingdom, EC)
  • Mr Tiny Kox (Netherlands, UEL)

Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy

  • Mr Reha Denemeç (Turkey, EC)
  • Mr Gábor Harangozó (Hungary, SOC)
  • Mr Attila Mesterházy (Hungary, SOC)
  • Mr Zsolt Németh (Hungary, EPP/CD)
  • Mr Michele Nicoletti (Italy, SOC)
  • Mr Andrea Rigoni (Italy, ALDE)
  • Mr René Rouquet (France, SOC)

Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights

  • Mr Sergio Divina (Italy, NR)
  • Mr Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD)

Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

  • Mr André Bugnon (Switzerland, ALDE)
  • Mr Valeriu Ghiletchi (Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD)
  • Ms Milica Marković (Bosnia and Herzegovina, SOC)

Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

  • Mr Egidijus Vareikis (Lithuania, EPP/CD)

Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media

  • Mr Raphaël Comte (Suisse, ALDE)
  • Mr Paolo Corsini (Italy, SOC)
  • Mr Claudio Fazzone (Italy, EPP-CD)
  • Ms Adele Gambaro (Italy, ALDE)
  • Mr Francesco Maria Giro (Italy, EPP/CD)
  • Mr Rafael Huseynov (Azerbaijan, ALDE)
  • Ms Ioanneta Kavvadia (Greece, UEL)
  • Mr Yves Le Borgn’ (France, SOC)

Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination

  • Ms Gülsün Bilgehan (Turkey, SOC)
  • Mr Saša Magazinović (Bosnia and Herzegovina, SOC)
  • Ms Milena Santerini (Italy, SOC)

Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs

  • Ms Chiora Taktakishvili (Georgia, ALDE)

Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States (Monitoring Committee)

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